Indexed on: 01 Oct '05Published on: 01 Oct '05Published in: Pediatric neurosurgery
Optimal treatment for hydrocephalus related to Dandy-Walker syndrome (DWS) remains elusive. Patients with DWS-related hydrocephalus often require combinations of shunting systems to effectively drain both the supratentorial ventricles and posterior fossa cyst. We describe an endoscopic technique, whereby a frontally placed, single-catheter shunting system effectively drained the supratentorial and infratentorial compartments. This reduces the complexity and potential risk associated with the combined shunting systems required by so many with DWS-related hydrocephalus.