Journal article

Ventriculocystostomy and endoscopic third ventriculostomy/shunt placement in the management of hydrocephalus secondary to giant retrocerebellar cysts in infancy Report of 3 cases

James AJ King, Kurtis I Auguste, William Halliday, James M Drake, Abhaya V Kulkarni

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-PEDIATRICS | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 2010

Abstract

Hydrocephalus secondary to giant retrocerebellar cysts in infancy is a challenging condition and many treatment options exist. The authors report on 3 consecutive cases involving infants under the age of 6 months treated successfully with ventriculocystostomy in combination with direct hydrocephalus treatment (endoscopic third ventriculostomy or shunt placement). They describe the operative procedure, the surgical morbidity, and outcome in each case and review the literature regarding surgical approaches to this condition.