Ultrastructural Changes in the Liliequist Membrane in the Hydrocephalic Process and Its Implications for the Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Procedure

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ETUŞ V. , Solakoglu S., CEYLAN S.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.21, no.3, pp.359-366, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.4171-11.0
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-366


AIM: Fenestration of Liliequist membrane (LM) during endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is extremely important for the success of the procedure. It is noteworthy that LM usually shows a tough and dense stucture in long-standing hydrocephalus cases different from its usual arachnoidal membrane-like structure observed in new-onset hydrocephalus cases. The structural variation of LM in different hydrocephalic states was investigated histologically in this study.