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Is there an indication for ETV in young infants in aetiologies other than isolated aqueduct stenosis?

Authors
  • O'Brien, Donncha F
  • Seghedoni, Andrea
  • Collins, David R
  • Hayhurst, Caroline
  • Mallucci, Conor L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
22
Issue
12
Pages
1565–1572
Identifiers
PMID: 17047967
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The definitive initial neurosurgical management of suprasellar arachnoid cysts causing significant hydrocephalus is ETV, whereas that for PHH and PIH is probably that of a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placement. We speculate that there may be a sub-group of AS cases, termed pure or idiopathic AS, which have a higher rate of successful outcome that may be durable from a younger age. The role of repeat ETV is controversial.

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