Prior endoscopic third ventriculostomy does not increase ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure rate.

Affiliation

Institute of Neurological Sciences, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G51 4TF, UK. [Email]

Abstract

To determine whether prior endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) influences the failure rate of subsequently placed ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts.

Keywords

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy,Hydrocephalus,Ventriculoperitoneal shunt,