Neuropediatrics 1992; 23(5): 245-247
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1071351
Original article

© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Transventricular Endoscopic Investigation and Treatment of Suprasellar Arachnoid Cysts

C.  Dhooge1 , P.  Govaert1 , F.  Martens2 , J.  Caemaert2
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
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Publikationsdatum:
19. März 2008 (online)

Abstract

Three children with a suprasellar arachnoid cyst and characteristic neuropathological signs are presented, Through the use of CT scanning and NMR imaging the location, volume and attenuation factors of these cysts can be documented.

Stereotactically guided endoscopic exploration of the third ventricle region with visualization and manipulation of the cyst have been performed. This technique should be considered a safe and accurate alternative to craniotomy.