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

(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.

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]
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However, in Leen's case, we sought to perform a type of brain surgery that is only feasible in infants -- Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Choroid Plexus Cauterization (ETV/ CPC).
However, in Leen's case, we sought to perform a type of brain surgery that is only feasible in infants -- Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Choroid Plexus Cauterisation." "This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that reduces the production of the abnormally excessive brain fluid and creates a bypass for the cerebrospinal fluid in the head, thereby eliminating the need for a lifelong shunt.
Thulium laser for neurosurgery, in particular must be approved for cyst fenestration, ventriculo-cysternosomy, 3 rd ventriculostomy and tumor resection.
Successful ventriculostomy for removal of foreign bodies in a kiwi (Apteryx australis mantelli Barlett).
An urgent endoscopic third ventriculostomy procedure can improve the symptoms by decreasing the intracranial pressure and creating a normal cerebrospinal fluid flow.
She was rushed to a local hospital where a ventriculostomy was performed.
Critical shunt-induced subdural hematoma treated with combined pressure-programmable valve implantation and endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Pediatr Neurosurg.
endoscopic third ventriculostomy in infants: Are there different types and/or rates of complications?
(2) They did a prospective study of 78 patients with a ventriculostomy catheter in place to see whether the duration of catheter placement was a factor in the development of bacterial ventriculitis.
The use of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunting (VPS) has been described, but data is limited.
Gender, age, Simplified Acute Physiology Score II (SAPS II), medical history, GCS score on scene, World Federation of Neurosurgeons score (WFNS), Fisher score, aneurysm location, surgery upon admission, ventriculostomy realization, type of aneurysm, clip or coiling, and antibioprophylaxis were prospectively recorded.