Child's Nervous System

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 178–179 | Cite as

Diagnostic-therapeutic ventriculocystostomy

  • J. Bret
  • V. Beneš
Original Papers

Abstract

Simple diagnostic-therapeutic ventriculocystostomy is described. Arachnoid, intracerebral, or intraventricular cysts are permanently connected with the ventricles by a Kifa red catheter with spirally situated holes. The pressure balance and the connection with a physiological space for resorption is maintained in this simple way. Twenty patients have been operated on over a 2-year period with good results.

Key words

Intracranial cysts Diagnostic-therapeutic ventriculocystostomy 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bret
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Beneš
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, ÚVN Praha-StřešoviceHospital of Pediatric FacultyPraha-MotolCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryHospital of Pediatric FacultyPraha-MotolCzechoslovakia

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