Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 1
Management of Hydrocephalus in Pediatric Cases with Posterior Fossa Tumors
Volkan ETUŞ1,Hakan KARABAĞLI2,Batıhan ÜYE1,
1Kocaeli Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Kocaeli, Türkiye
2Selçuk Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
No consensus exists regarding the management of hydrocephalus in children with posterior fossa tumors before, during or after surgery. The present paper reviews the management of hydrocephalus due to posterior fossa tumors in pediatric cases and also underlines the factors that predispose to persistent hydrocephalus that needs surgical treatment in the postoperative period.

The fact that less than one-third of patients require surgical treatment for hydrocephalus after posterior fossa tumor resection seems to refute the role of prophylactic endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Awareness regarding the factors that can predict persistent postoperative hydrocephalus is essential for the surgeon during patient counseling and surgical planning, and also in deciding the intensity of postoperative clinical and radiological monitoring. Anahtar Kelimeler : Endoscopic third ventriculostomy, Hydrocephalus, Pediatric neurosurgery, Posterior fossa tumor, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt