Use of the ETV Success Score to explain the variation in reported endoscopic third ventriculostomy success rates among published case series of childhood hydrocephalus.

@article{Kulkarni2011UseOT,
  title={Use of the ETV Success Score to explain the variation in reported endoscopic third ventriculostomy success rates among published case series of childhood hydrocephalus.},
  author={Abhaya V Kulkarni and Jay K. Riva-Cambrin and Samuel R. Browd},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={143-6}
}
OBJECT Published case series of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for childhood hydrocephalus have reported widely varying success rates. The authors recently developed and internally validated the ETV Success Score (ETVSS); this is a simplified means of predicting the 6-month success rate of ETV for a child with hydrocephalus, based on age, etiology of hydrocephalus, and presence of a previous shunt. The authors hypothesized that the ETVSS would be able to predict with reasonable accuracy… CONTINUE READING