Third Ventriculostomy for Symptomatic Syringomyelia Using Flexible Endoscope: Case Report
18 March 2008 (online)
Using a flexible endoscope, we performed a third ventriculostomy to treat a patient with communicating syringomyelia accompanied by enlarged cerebral ventricles. Her clinical improvement was rapid and dramatic. Postoperative magnetic resonance scan demonstrated shrinkage of the cervical syrinx as well as the ventricles. This simple and safe flexible endoscopic third ventriculostomy could be a treatment of choice for communicating syringomyelia accompanied by enlarged cerebral ventricles.
Syringomyelia - Third ventriculostomy - Flexible endoscope - Hydrocephalus