Neuroendoscopic management of intraventricular hemorrhage.

P. L. Longatti, A. Martinuzzi, A. Fiorindi, L. Maistrello, A. Carteri

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Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We reviewed our 7-year experience in neuroendoscopic management of severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) to evaluate its safety, efficiency, and efficacy. METHODS: Thirteen patients with spontaneous primary or secondary tetraventricular IVH underwent neuroendoscopy. In all procedures, we used a flexible instrument. CT scans obtained before and after surgery were compared for Graeb score and ventriculocranial ratio. Glasgow Outcome Scale was assessed at 12 months. RESULTS: In all patients, the procedure resulted in a substantial removal of ventricular blood. Graeb score was reduced by 65%, and ventriculocranial ratio was reduced by 30% (P

Original languageEnglish
JournalStroke
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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