Anaesthetic Considerations and Perioperative Features of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in Infants: Analysis of 57 Cases

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Ozdamar D. , Etuş V. , Ceylan S. , Solak M., Toker K.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.22, pp.148-155, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.4118-11.1
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-155


AIM: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is currently considered the best alternative to shunt systems in the treatment of triventricular hydrocephalus. However, there has been very few published data about the anaesthetic management and the complications of ETV procedure in infants. In this report, we detail our experience with 57 infants, who underwent ETV as an initial treatment for obstructive triventricular hydrocephalus between 2003 and 2010.