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Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

What is Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy?

During endoscopic third ventriculostomy, a fiber optic endoscope is inserted into the third ventricle through a hole that is drilled in the skull. An opening is created at the bottom of the third ventricle to allow cerebrospinal fluid to access the interpeduncular space.

Also Known As:

  • ETV
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Intracranial CSF diversion
  • Skull surgery
  • Brain surgery
  • Ventricular surgery

Conditions Treated with Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is performed to treat obstructive hydrocephalus and to remove a previously placed shunt.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Ventricular shunt placement is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:

Possible risks following endoscopic third ventriculostomy include stroke, brain damage, trapped air, ventriculitis, ventricular bleeding, mesencephalic damage, nerve damage, basilar artery hemorrhage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an increase in intracranial pressure.

Prognosis after Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following endoscopic third ventriculostomy is good.

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