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What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

Type brain surgery: The fluid taht flows around and inside the brain is called cerebral spinal fluid (csf). Sometimes there can be an obstruction of the fluid. It can build up pressure inside the brain called hydrocephalus. This is a minimally invasive surgery which can decompress the fluid and allow it to flow back into the proper space. It can be done in a subset of patients. A neurosurgeon can explain it better. ...Read more

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Tell me about ventriculostomy?

Tell me about ventriculostomy?

Tube placement: Ventriculostomy is the placement of a thin tube in one of the spinal fluid cavities in the brain for the purpose of fluid drainage, pressure measurement or drug delivery. ...Read more

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What is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with MRI brain and CAD flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

What is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with MRI brain and CAD flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

Tests: These are tests to determine if the third ventriculostomy was successful in allowing the decompression of the lateral ventricles and relief of hydrocephalus. It is not painful and is really just an extra long MRI study to look at CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) flow. ...Read more

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Tell me about ventriculostomy?

Tube placement: Ventriculostomy is the placement of a thin tube in one of the spinal fluid cavities in the brain for the purpose of fluid drainage, pressure measurement or drug delivery. ...Read more

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What is endoscopic third ventriculostomy?

Type brain surgery: The fluid taht flows around and inside the brain is called cerebral spinal fluid (csf). Sometimes there can be an obstruction of the fluid. It can build up pressure inside the brain called hydrocephalus. This is a minimally invasive surgery which can decompress the fluid and allow it to flow back into the proper space. It can be done in a subset of patients. A neurosurgeon can explain it better. ...Read more

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When im 21 can i get my shunt removed and get a third ventriculostomy Shunt just makes me paranoid and i always think it will break ?

When im 21 can i get my shunt removed and get a third ventriculostomy 
Shunt just makes me paranoid and i always think it will break 
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Check with your surg: Check with your surgeon to see if that is appropriate for your situation, don't have a procedure if it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Is non-communicating hydrocephalus terminal when the patient is not a candidate for either  shunt or endoscopic third ventriculostomy (etv) surgeries?

Possibly: This depends on the chronicity of the hydrocephalus. If it has taken a while to build up to this stage, then the patient may slowly compensate for it. If it has occurred acutely, then the patient will likely expire. ...Read more

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What is involved in a post op endoscopic fluorocostomy with MRI brain and CAD flow studies after a 3rd ventriculostomy?

Tests: These are tests to determine if the third ventriculostomy was successful in allowing the decompression of the lateral ventricles and relief of hydrocephalus. It is not painful and is really just an extra long MRI study to look at CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) flow. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more