The Ommaya reservoir: newly recognized complications and recommendations for insertion and use.

Abstract

Two of 27 patients treated with intraventricular chemotherapy via an Ommaya reservoir developed unusual life-threatening complications attributable to the reservoir. In one patient treated for meningeal Burkitt's lymphoma, the cause of death was a large mass of tumor cells growing around the cannula. Also the tip of the cannula was found in the… (More)

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