Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2014 , Vol 24 , Num - Ek
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Pediatrik Nöroşirürji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye Neurosurgeons always looked for alternative treatment modalities for the treatment of hydrocephalus because of the high complication rates of shunt surgeries. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has become more popular due to recent technical developments in endoscopic systems. We should choose ETV as a first option for appropriate hydrocephalus patients because the clinical symptoms resolve quickly after the operation, the patient is not shunt dependent, the complication rates are lower and the long term success rates are better than shunt surgeries. Anahtar Kelimeler : Endoscopic third ventriculostomy, Neuroendoscopy, Hydrocephalus, Indications of ETV, Outcomes of ETV