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1/2. Unsuccessful third ventriculostomy for occlusive hydrocephalus.

    For non-communicating hydrocephalus, neuroendoscopic third ventriculostomy has become a major choice. But sometimes, the procedure results in failure. Typically, impairment of a distal CSF absorption, a preexisting arachnoid membrane just below the fenestrated site and a glial scarring of fenestrated site were pointed out as a factors of failure. On the other side, the intraventricular pressure dynamics of a functioning third ventriculostomy is in the process of study. Recently some reports have noticed the importance of the flow of CSF into the prepontine cistern, mimicking the flow through the aqueduct of Sylvius. We report an unsuccessful trial of third ventriculostomy in a case with huge posterior fossa tumor.
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2/2. One stage removal of periaqueductal glioma in adult via infratentorial supracerebellar and transaqueductal approaches.

    Most cases of periaqueductal tumours were found in children and adolescents, so treatment modalities in adults are not evaluated yet. A case of 40 years old woman with tectal and periaqueductal protoplasmatic astrocytoma grade II with history of headache and episodes of syncope is described. MRI showed triventricular hydrocephalus. After a shunt procedure she was doing well for about 15 months. Then she became somnolent, disoriented, and Parinaud syndrome appeared. The solid tumour was resected microsurgically in one stage. A part of it was removed via the supracerebellar infratentorial approach and tectal plate incision. The remainder of the tumour was removed through the fourth ventricle and the aqueduct which was filled by tumour mass. Postoperatively bilateral ptosis, vertical gaze palsy, slight horizontal gaze limitation and pupilloplegia were the main neurological sequelae. They all almost completely resolved within a year. The patient is doing well two and half years after the surgery. MRI showed patency of the aqueduct and no residual tumour. The authors suggest, that direct surgical attempt at total tumour removal should be considered in cases of periaqueductal and tectal gliomas. They also believe it is the first described case, in whom this type of tumour was totally removed by a combined transtectal and transaqueductal route.
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