Permanent pre-operative cerebrospinal fluid diversion in paediatric patients with posterior fossa tumours

Ummey Hani, Saqib Kamran Bakhshi, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Abstract

Management options for obstructive hydrocephalus in children with posterior fossa tumours have been debated upon throughout the course of neurosurgical practice. Permanent pre-operative CSF diversion via ventricular shunts or endoscopic third ventriculostomy have been employed to prevent the possible persistence of hydrocephalus after tumour removal, but is considered unnecessary and even dangerous amongst a large group of neurosurgeons. In this paper, we have reviewed the literature for the merits and demerits of pre-operative permanent CSF diversion in paediatric patients presenting with posterior fossa tumours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1103
Number of pages3
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume70
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Posterior fossa tumour, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Endoscopic third ventriculostomy, Hydrocephalus.

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