An approach using the occipital parietal point for placement of ventriculoperitoneal catheters in adults.

Conclusions: Shunt malfunctions remain to be a common complication but can be reduced by optimal catheter positioning. The OPP established on computed tomography (CT) is just as safe as conventional landmarks, and can aid in optimal catheter positioning and can potentially reduce the risk of shunt malfunction secondary to suboptimal catheter placement. PMID: 31123628 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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ConclusionAlthough developmental venous anomaly as a cause for hydrocephalus have been reported, we present one more case of hydrocephalus secondary to a congenital venous anomaly who was treated successfully with cerebrospinal fluid diversion.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Acute oculomotor palsy may be a risk factor for rupture of ipsilateral unruptured aneurysms, but more basic research and clinical trial evidence of intracranial aneurysms are needed to confirm this.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsSome rare pathophysiological relationships between intracranial hypotension and cervical myelopathy, can be difficult for diagnosis. Our findings indicate that proper diagnosis of such relationships after CSF shunt placement can provide relief of myelopathic symptoms.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
AbstractVentriculoatrial (VA) shunt is one of the most commonly used solutions for hydrocephalus. In recent years, the number of VA shunt has decreased worldwide, given the perceived technical challenges and the potentially serious complications associated with VA shunt. However, VA shunt remains as a viable treatment option for hydrocephalus in selected patients. Novel placement strategies and monitoring methods have been developed to reduce complications following VA shunt. In this article, we reported that seven consecutive cases who received a VA shunt. VA shunts were applied in seven hydrocephalic patients who experie...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Although ventricular shunting is an effective therapy for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), the effect of shunt valve type on the incidence of revision surgery is not well defined. To address this issue, shunt revision rates between patients with iNPH receiving a fixed-setting valve (FSV) versus a programmable valve (PV) were compared. METHODS: Patients with iNPH treated with ventricular shunting between 2001 and 2017 were included for analysis. The incidence of shunt revision was noted and risk factors for revision were identified using a Cox proportional hazards model. Cos...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONRobotic assistance may allow to perform colorectal resection safely and with low risk also in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion We believe this case report is a unique description of NPH symptomology and might guide future research or clinical decision making. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results suggest that the herein-described AFA score is a useful tool for predicting SdHCP before aneurysm obliteration. Prospective validation is needed. PMID: 31064043 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: J Korean Neurosurg Soc Source Type: research
Rationale: Dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar artery is a vascular anomaly characterized by marked elongating, widening, and tortuosity of the arteries. Although this anomaly is usually asymptomatic, it may present with ischemic symptoms or mass effect involving brainstem or cranial nerves. Patient concerns: A 52-year-old male was admitted with headache and visual field defect. Diagnoses: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed noncommunicating hydrocephalus due to vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia. Interventions: The patient underwent right-side ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Outcomes: The pat...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): David I. Bass, Melanie Walker, Manuel Ferreira, Basavaraj GhodkeAbstractCerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are complicated lesions representing a wide spectrum of pathology. They are frequently associated arterial aneurysms and venous varices, the latter of which carry a particularly high risk of rupture. AVM rupture commonly results in hydrocephalus, but there are a rare number of cases in which hydrocephalus develops as a result of an unruptured AVM. An elderly woman with a benign medical history presented to an ou...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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