third ventriculostomy

(redirected from Dandy operation)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

third ven·tric·u·los·to·my

an operation to establish an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns (Stookey-Scarff operation) or from the third ventricle to the interpeduncular cistern (Dandy operation).

third ventriculostomy

[ventrik′yəlos′təmē]
Etymology: L, tertius, three, ventriculus, little belly; Gk, stoma, mouth
a surgical procedure for draining cerebrospinal fluid into the cisterna chiasmatis of the subarachnoid space in hydrocephalus, usually in the newborn. The procedure is not commonly performed and is used chiefly when the cisterna magna is not available for ventriculocisternostomy. The third ventriculostomy makes an opening on the anterior wall of the floor of the third ventricle into the interpeduncular cistern and is performed to correct an obstructive type of hydrocephalus.

third ven·tric·u·los·to·my

(thĭrd ven-trik'yū-los'tŏ-mē)
An operation to establish an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns (Stookey-Scarff operation) or from the third ventricle to the interpeduncular cistern (Dandy operation).

Stookey,

Byron, U.S. neurosurgeon, 1887-1966.
Queckenstedt-Stookey test - see under Queckenstedt
Stookey cranial rongeur
Stookey reflex
Stookey retractor
Stookey-Scarff operation - establishes an opening from the third ventricle to the prechiasmal and interpeduncular cisterns. Synonym(s): third ventriculostomy
References in periodicals archive ?
The bottom line is the profit/loss column, and that suggests that in these days of betting exchanges, the way to make money from the Dandy operation this week is to lay his shorter-priced runners.