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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-83

Rescue endoscopic third ventriculostomy for repeated shunt blockage


Department of Neurosurgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Daljit Singh
529 Academic Block, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1745.84419

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The role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is getting more popular for all types of hydrocephalus. It has several advantages and is also being considered for malfunctioning of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. A 16-year-old child had fourteen shunt revisions in his life. He was eventually treated with ETV with successful result. Repeated shunt failure can be an additional indication of ETV.






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