slit ventricle syndrome

slit ven·tri·cle syn·drome

in shunt-dependent patients, a state characterized by intermittent or chronic headaches, small ventricles, and slow reflux of the valve mechanism.

slit ven·tri·cle syn·drome

in shunt-dependent patients, a state characterized by intermittent or chronic headaches, small ventricles, and slow reflux of the valve mechanism.
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The volume addresses the intracranial topics of arachnoid cysts; communicating, noncommunicating, and compartmentalized hydrocephalus; slit ventricle syndrome; craniopharyngioma; optic pathway/hypothalamic gliomas; ependymomas; scaphocephaly/sagittal synostosis; deformational plagiocephaly; intracranial suppuration; chiari malformations; intractable epilepsy, moyamoya disease; and pediatric aneurysms, as well as the intraspinal topics of myelomeningocele, lipomyelomeningocele/tethered cord, intramedullary spinal cord tumors, spasticity, and syrnigomyelia.
The problem of CSF over-drainage (with the attendant complications such as slit ventricle syndrome) is completely eliminated.