Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is considered the gold standard treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus due to partial or complete obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ventricular pathways caused by mass lesions. However long-term efficacy of this procedure remains controversial as treatment of chronic adult hydrocephalus due to stenosis of Sylvian acqueduct [late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis (LIAS)]. The authors describe clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations in patients affected by LIAS, and define their clinical and radiological outcome after ETV. From January 2003 to December 2008, 13 consecutive LIAS patients treated by ETV were retrospectively reviewed. Pre- and post-operative clinical and radiological findings, including conventional and phase-contrast (PC) cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were investigated. ETV was successfully performed in all patients. Patient's neurological condition improved. No one required a second ETV procedure or shunt implantation. Clinical and radiological results reveal a satisfactory outcome of LIAS patients treated by ETV. At follow-up a clinical improvement could be demonstrated in all cases. Selection criteria of LIAS patients seem to be crucial to obtain satisfactory and long-lasting results. Even in elderly patients with chronic hydrocephalus, ETV can be considered the treatment of choice.

Third ventriculostomy in late-onset Idiopathic aqueductal stenosis treatment : a focus on clinical presentation and radiological diagnosis / M. Locatelli, R. Draghi, A. Di Cristofori, G. Carrabba, M. Zavanone, M. Pluderi, D. Spagnoli, P. Rampini. - In: NEUROLOGIA MEDICO-CHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0470-8105. - 54:12(2014 Dec 15), pp. 1014-1021. [10.2176/nmc.oa.2013-0367]

Third ventriculostomy in late-onset Idiopathic aqueductal stenosis treatment : a focus on clinical presentation and radiological diagnosis

M. Locatelli
Primo
;
R. Draghi
Secondo
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A. Di Cristofori;G. Carrabba;M. Zavanone;M. Pluderi;
2014

Abstract

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is considered the gold standard treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus due to partial or complete obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ventricular pathways caused by mass lesions. However long-term efficacy of this procedure remains controversial as treatment of chronic adult hydrocephalus due to stenosis of Sylvian acqueduct [late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis (LIAS)]. The authors describe clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations in patients affected by LIAS, and define their clinical and radiological outcome after ETV. From January 2003 to December 2008, 13 consecutive LIAS patients treated by ETV were retrospectively reviewed. Pre- and post-operative clinical and radiological findings, including conventional and phase-contrast (PC) cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were investigated. ETV was successfully performed in all patients. Patient's neurological condition improved. No one required a second ETV procedure or shunt implantation. Clinical and radiological results reveal a satisfactory outcome of LIAS patients treated by ETV. At follow-up a clinical improvement could be demonstrated in all cases. Selection criteria of LIAS patients seem to be crucial to obtain satisfactory and long-lasting results. Even in elderly patients with chronic hydrocephalus, ETV can be considered the treatment of choice.
neurosurgery; ventriculostomy; hydrocephalus; late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis; third ventriculostomy; endoscope
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