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vasopresin bleeding

S Coulbois, A L Boch, J Philippon
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy has been found to be successful for treating occlusive hydrocephalus. The complication rate ranges from 6 to 12%. Intraoperative bleeding is the most common incident. Endocrinological failures are rare, mainly due to the proximity of the hypothalamic structures. We report the case of a 33-year-old man who was referred in emergency for subacute hydrocephalus related to a tentorium meningioma. The hydrocephalus was treated by endoscopic third ventriculostomy. During the procedure, the floor of the third ventricle was found to be thick but fenestration was performed without incident...
September 2001: Neuro-Chirurgie
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