ventriculostomy


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ventriculostomy

 [ven-trik″u-los´tah-me]
surgical creation of a free communication between the third ventricle and the interpeduncular cistern for relief of hydrocephalus.

ven·tric·u·los·to·my

(ven-trik'yū-los'tŏ-mē),
Establishment of an opening in a ventricle, usually through the floor of the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space to relieve hydrocephalus.
See also: shunt (2).
[ventriculo- + G. stoma, mouth]

ventriculostomy

/ven·tric·u·los·to·my/ (ven-trik″u-los´tah-me) surgical creation of a free communication or shunt between the third ventricle and the interpeduncular cistern for relief of hydrocephalus.

ventriculostomy

(vĕn-trĭk′yə-lŏs′tə-mē)
n.
A surgical procedure used in treating hydrocephalus in which an opening is established in a ventricle, usually from the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space.

ventriculostomy

ven·tric·u·los·to·my

(ven-trik'yū-los'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of an opening in a ventricle, usually from the third ventricle to the subarachnoid space to relieve hydrocephalus.
See also: shunt (2)
[ventriculo- + G. stoma, mouth]

ventriculostomy

surgical creation of a free communication between the third ventricle and the interpeduncular cistern for relief of hydrocephalus.
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On admission, a ventriculostomy was performed with shunt placement.
This group was stratified for PCU inclusion based on diagnoses and included the following diagnoses: postcraniotomy, lumbar drains or ventriculostomy, cervical/thoracic laminectomy, subdural hematoma, pituitary tumors, and ventriculo-peritoneal shunts.
sicca meningitis are described, 1 of which was an iatrogenic case: a complication of ventriculostomy (5).
The two main recognised definitive procedures used to treat hydrocephalus in myelomeningocele patients are ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) insertion and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV).
Aimed at practicing surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students, the 29 chapters address surgical techniques for various regions of the body, as well as bedside procedures and intracranial pressure monitoring and ventriculostomy.
The patient may spend time on a ventilator and/or with an external ventriculostomy device, either of which can limit the ability to be mobilized.
Ventriculostomy for removal of foreign bodies from sarus cranes.
1) Efforts to visualise the patency of a third ventriculostomy begin with the detection of a flow void in the floor of the third ventricle on T2-weighted MR images and later confirmation with the use of cine 2-dimensional (2D) phase-contrast (PC) MR images.
Thereafter, he suffered intracranial hemorrhage following complications from the placement of a ventriculostomy catheter.
Joseph remained in hospital for nearly a week and at seven weeks old, he underwent a ventriculostomy operation to remove the excess fluid.