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Title: Low rate of shunt revision in tumoural obstructive hydrocephalus
Authors: Jamjoom, A.B.
Jamjoom, Z.A.B.
Ur Rahman, N.
Keywords: Obstructive hydrocephalus
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
Brain tumour
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Acta Neurochirurgica: 140(6); 595-597
Abstract: The authors calculated the shunt revision rate for 77 consecutive patients with tumoural obstructive hydrocephalus. At a mean follow' up of 23.7 months, the annual revision rate was 0.06 which is significantly lower than the annual revision rate of 0.39 for other hydrocephalic patients treated during the same period. Shunted patients who had total excision of their lesions had a significantly lower revision rate than patients who had a partial excision or a biopsy. It is therefore, suggested that cases with tumoural obstructive hydrocephalus may represent a subset of hydrocephalic patients who are associated with a relatively low risk of shunt complications. The observation has to be addressed when the role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in these patients is being considered
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007010050146
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