Treatment of non-neoplastic stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius with extrathecal CSF shunts

R. M. Villani, S. M. Gaini, M. Giovanelli, G. Tomei, E. P. Sganzerla, M. Zavanone

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Abstract

A series of 185 patients operated on with extrathecal shunts for non-neoplastic aqueductal stenosis has been reviewed. The longterm results of 84 of them, followed-up for 2 to 20 years after primary surgery, are illustrated and critically analyzed. This study indicates that a normal mental development or normalization of mental and neurological conditions can be expected in a high percentage of patients after the CSF diversional procedure which nonetheless is still associated with a high percentage of even serious complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume30
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Villani, R. M., Gaini, S. M., Giovanelli, M., Tomei, G., Sganzerla, E. P., & Zavanone, M. (1986). Treatment of non-neoplastic stenosis of the aqueduct of Sylvius with extrathecal CSF shunts. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, 30(1-2), 55-60.