Role of Secondary Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Children: Review of an Institutional Experience
Conclusion: ETV can be considered a primary treatment modality in children with shunt malfunction and has a good success rate in cases presenting with closure of previously performed ETV stoma.Pediatr Neurosurg
AbstractBackgroundPost-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is potentially under-diagnosed and under-treated, generating the need for a more efficient diagnostic tool. We aim to report CSF dynamics of patients with post-traumatic ventriculomegaly.Materials and methodsWe retrospectively analysed post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with ventriculomegaly who had undergone a CSF infusion test. We calculated the resistance to CSF outflow (Rout), AMP (pulse amplitude of intracranial pressure, ICP), dAMP (AMPplateau-AMPbaseline) and compensatory reserve index correlation coefficient between ICP and AMP (RAP). To avoid confounding...
ConclusionsCollapse of the hemispheres can occur spontaneously in dogs with hydrocephalus internus. Removal of the haemorrhage can improve clinical signs.
Ipsita K Sahoo, Amit K Satapathy, Joseph JohnJournal of Pediatric Neurosciences 2020 15(1):38-41Tubercular brain abscesses are rare manifestations in children, and very few cases have been reported till date. It is characterized by an encapsulated collection of pus, containing viable tubercular bacilli. Antitubercular treatment (ATT) is the mainstay of treatment along with surgical drainage or aspiration or excision of the abscess. We hereby report a case of a 15-month-old child with multiple tubercular brain abscesses with obstructive hydrocephalus, managed with ATT and ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
CONCLUSION: The lowest complication rate existed in hydrocephalus management when shunt insertion and myelomeningocele repair procedures were performed at the same time. PMID: 32153000 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this research indicate that childhood hydrocephalus in Zanzibar has etiology, evolution and complications that are similar to or less than those described to date in East Africa. Implementing a series of perioperative protocols and standardized nursing care positively influences the results obtained. Currently, the Mnazi Mmoja Surgical NED Institute is one of the few centers in East Africa with an exhaustive record of healthcare activity and is the first health center that offers further training to nurses. PMID: 32156453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
After ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) with adjustable gravitational valves, a certain proportion of patients develop secondary clinical worsening after in...
Publication date: Available online 1 March 2020Source: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular (English Edition)Author(s): Agostino Chiaravalloti, Luca Filippi, Oreste Bagni, Orazio Schillaci, Zofia Czosnyka, Marek Czosnyka, Maria Francesca De Pandis, Giovanna Federici, Manuela Galli, Angelo Pompucci, Gianpaolo Petrella
Condition: Hydrocephalus Intervention: Device: Hakim Shunt Programmable System Sponsor: Integra LifeSciences Corporation Not yet recruiting