Surgery of hydrocephalus: past, present and future

  title={Surgery of hydrocephalus: past, present and future},
  author={J. F. Hirsch},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
The treatment of hydrocephalus, over the centuries, underwent three stages of evolution. During antiquity, middle ages and Renaissance, hydrocephalus was not understood. Medical treatment was useless; surgery was hopeless. The second stage extends from the XIXth century to the end of the first half of the XXth century. CSF circulation was now understood… CONTINUE READING