Spontaneous Ventriculostomy into the Subdural Space in a Neonate with Congenital Hydrocephalus

Mahesh Krishna Pillai, Rajeev Kariyattil, Linda Rubene, Rajinder Kumar, Venkatesh Govindaraju, Koshy Kochummen

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Abstract

We report a case of spontaneous temporary resolution of congenital hydrocephalus due to drainage into the subdural space, which is not a physiological space for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This is the first report of spontaneous drainage of CSF into the subdural space, and we term it "ventriculosubdurostomy." We highlight the fact that spontaneous resolution of hydrocephalus due to drainage into a nonphysiological CSF space is temporary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-192
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

Keywords*

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Shunt
  • Spontaneous resolution
  • Ventriculostomy

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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