The impact of endoscopic third ventriculostomy on the management of newly diagnosed hydrocephalus in infants.

OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) as a primary treatment for hydrocephalus in children less than 1 year old and to determine its impact as a whole on the reduction of shunts necessary in a new population of hydrocephalic infants. METHODS Data were collected prospectively on 47 infants with newly diagnosed… (More)