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What sort of brain symptoms would be helped by an etv? How is an etv done?

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Dr. Patrick Connolly
Neurosurgery

In brief: Hydrocephalus

Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis. The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern.

In brief: Hydrocephalus

Etv is short for endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
It is generally done for obstructive hydrocephalus, commonly for aqueductal stenosis. The procedure is done through a frontal burr hole, an endoscope passed through the lateral ventricle, the foramen of monro, and the third ventricle. A thin membrane is opened and CSF can circulate directly from the ventricle into the prepontine cistern.
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