Endoscopic temporal ventriculocisternostomy: an option for the treatment of trapped temporal horns: Report of 4 cases

Krähenbühl, Anna K.; Baldauf, Jörg; Gaab, Michael; Schroeder, Henry W. S. (2013). Endoscopic temporal ventriculocisternostomy: an option for the treatment of trapped temporal horns: Report of 4 cases. Journal of neurosurgery - pediatrics, 11(5), pp. 568-574. American Association of Neurological Surgeons 10.3171/2013.2.PEDS12417

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Entrapment of the temporal horn is a rare form of isolated hydrocephalus. Standard treatment has not yet been established for this condition, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. The authors reviewed their prospectively maintained database to report their experience with endoscopic temporal ventriculocisternostomy. All endoscopic operations performed in the Department of Neurosurgery at Ernst Moritz Arndt University between March 1993 and August 2012 were reviewed, and a retrospective chart review of all patients with temporal ventriculocisternostomy was performed. Four patients were identified (3 children and 1 adult). In 3 patients, the condition developed after tumor resection, and in 1 patient it developed due to postmeningitic multiloculated hydrocephalus. In 2 patients, a recurrent trapped temporal horn developed. Refenestration was successful in one of these patients, and dilation in the trigone area with a subsequent stomy of the septum pellucidum was successful in the other. In 1 patient, postoperative meningitis developed, which was treated with antibiotics. Endoscopic temporal ventriculocisternostomy is an option in the treatment of trapped temporal horns. However, more experience is required to recommend it as the treatment of choice.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Krähenbühl, Anna

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1933-0707

Publisher:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicole Söll

Date Deposited:

03 Apr 2014 08:53

Last Modified:

03 Apr 2014 08:53

Publisher DOI:

10.3171/2013.2.PEDS12417

PubMed ID:

23521153

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44496

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