Role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in treatment of selected patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.

@article{Fountas2012RoleOE,
  title={Role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in treatment of selected patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus.},
  author={Konstantinos Fountas and Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki and Konstantinos N. Paterakis and Gregory P. Lee and Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2012},
  volume={113},
  pages={129-33}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the results of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in the management of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH). METHODS Our prospective study included seven patients (five men and two women; ages ranging between 68 and 78 years) with two or more typical NPH symptoms of short duration (<6 months), with no other morbidity factors, with a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score ≥18, aqueductal cerebrospinal fluid… CONTINUE READING