Incidence of phlogistic complications in infantile posterior fossa surgery according to the different preoperative diagnostic procedures

E. Occhipinti, C. M. Carapella, E. Morace, F. Caroli, A. Riccio

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Abstract

67 infantile patients developing postoperative phlogistic complications as a consequence of posterior fossa surgery (i.e.: neoplasms, arachnoid cysts, A-V malformation) are reported. They have been subdivided into 2 groups in accordance to the different preoperative diagnostic procedures they underwent. In the first series 41 cases of posterior fossa anomalies have been diagnosed by means of air contrast ventriculography with or without cerebral angiography; in the other one the 26 patients were submitted to C.A.T. with or without angiography. In the first group the incidence rate of phlogistic complications was 31.7%, in the second one 3.8%. According to the authors this considerable difference is due to the diagnostic procedures employed. Contraindicatitions to air contrast ventriculography and advantages of CT scan are widely discussed and emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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