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
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.