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Title: Acute distortion of the anatomy of the third ventricle during third ventriculostomy
Authors: van Aalst, J.
BEULS, Emile
van Nie, F.A.
Vles, J.S.H.
Cornips, E.M.J.
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Journal of neurosurgery, 96(3). p. 597-599
Abstract: The authors report on four third ventriculostomy procedures in which upward ballooning of the third ventricular floor occured immediately after perforation of the floor and withdrawal of a Fogarty catheter. The floor herniated into the third ventricle, hindering the epdoscopic view. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a similar anatomy in all four cases, consisting of hydrocephalus, extreme dilation of the third ventricle, and disappearance of the interpeduncular cistern due to a very thin, membranous floor of the third ventricle, which herniated downward, draping over the basilar artery. The authors suggest that excessive rinsing in combination with this anatomical configuration provoked the phenomenon of upward ballooning of the third ventricular floor, which is described in this report.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/4624
ISI #: 000174104100020
ISSN: 0022-3085
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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