Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancy.: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancy

Laurent Riffaud 1 Jean-Christophe Ferré 1 Béatrice Carsin-Nicol 1 Xavier Morandi 1, 2
2 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U746, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is an effective procedure for treating obstructive (noncommunicating) hydrocephalus as an alternative to ventricular shunt placement. CASE: Five pregnant women undergoing endoscopic third ventriculostomy as treatment for newly diagnosed acute obstructive hydrocephalus (n=2) or in cases of malfunction of a preexisting ventriculoperitoneal shunt (n=3) are presented. CONCLUSION: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy may be preferred to ventricular shunt placement as the initial mode of treatment for pregnant patients with newly diagnosed obstructive hydrocephalus as well as in cases of malfunction of a preexisting shunt.
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Laurent Riffaud, Jean-Christophe Ferré, Béatrice Carsin-Nicol, Xavier Morandi. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancy.: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol, 2006, 108 (3 Pt 2), pp.801-4. ⟨10.1097/01.AOG.0000214676.16825.85⟩. ⟨inserm-00141654⟩

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