Cerebral edema associated with ventricular reservoirs in two patients: a case report.

Research paper by Marshall C MC Cress, Angela N AN Spurgeon, Douglas C DC Miller, N Scott NS Litofsky

Indexed on: 01 Sep '12Published on: 01 Sep '12Published in: Case reports in neurological medicine


Placement of ventricular reservoirs is a common practice to treat various tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Ventricular catheter-reservoir-associated edema has been noted in the literature, but a thorough review of this literature identified no articles that examine this particular complication in neurooncology patients, specifically. We report two cases of ventricular catheter-reservoir-associated edema in patients receiving treatment for CNS metastasis.