Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and tumor biopsy

Authors

  • Roberto Alexandre Dezena
  • Raphael Guerra David Reis
  • João Pedro de Oliveira Jr.
  • Roberto Carlos Morocho Amboya
  • Osei Yaw Nyarko

Keywords:

tumor, biopsy, hydrocephalus, neuroendoscopy

Abstract

This video presents a case of a 5-year-old female patient who started with headache, difficulty to walk and vomiting, characterizing a clinical picture suggestive of intracranial hypertension due to hydrocephalus, resulting from an expansive process of posterior fossa. CT and MRI were performed, which proved the clinical diagnosis. The patient underwent a neurosurgical procedure, and an endoscopic third ventriculostomy was performed to treat the hydrocephalus and biopsy of the neoplasia. The patient evolved with clinical improvement and regression of hydrocephalus, and was diagnosed with low grade glioma. 

Author Biographies

Roberto Alexandre Dezena

Division of Neurosurgery – Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro – Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Raphael Guerra David Reis

Division of Neurosurgery – Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro – Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

João Pedro de Oliveira Jr.

Division of Neurosurgery – Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro – Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Roberto Carlos Morocho Amboya

Division of Neurosurgery – Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro – Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Osei Yaw Nyarko

Division of Neurosurgery – Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro – Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Published

2020-04-01