Prediction of Success and Failure of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

Authors: T. Krejčí 1,2;  M. Mrůzek 1;  Z. Večeřa 1,2;  O. Krejčí 1;  M. Chlachula 1;  R. Lipina 1,2
Authors‘ workplace: Neurochirurgická klinika LF OU a FN Ostrava 1;  LF OU v Ostravě 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(4): 413-422
Category: Review Article


At present, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is regarded as the method of the first choice in the treatment of obstructive hydrocephalus. ETV is indicated in patients with obstruction in the ventricular system distally from the aqueduct; some authors had also used the method in patients with other types of hydrocephalus. The method is successful in about 2/3 of patients and its success depends on numerous factors. In our report, we attempt to summarize current knowledge on predicting success of ETV. We describe pre-, peri- and postoperative factors and their effect on the success of ETV.

Key words:
endoscopy – hydrocephalus – endoscopic third ventriculostomy – prognosis

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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