Abstract

This case-series aims to report the elaborate management of FVEs in our center and their outcome. Data from 2017 to 2022 were retrospectively collected. We reviewed patient's demography, clinical findings, radiology results, operative procedures, and complications after surgery. Five patients with FVE diagnosis underwent neurosurgical procedures. The procedures include VP shunt, endoscopic cyst fenestration and fourth ventricle peritoneal shunt (FVPS). Out of five patients, 3 had favorable outcomes, 1 deceased, and 1 patient were still hospitalized. The underlying diseases varied from hemorrhage, cyst, infection, congenital, and neoplasm. FVE etiologies range from congenital to intraventricular hemorrhage complications and infection. VPS, FVPS, and endoscopic treatment with stenting or fenestration are surgical options for treating FVE patients. CSF diversion using shunt device is the simplest procedure. Patients with FVE in general have favorable outcome after CSF diversion of any method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-287
Number of pages8
JournalPolski Merkuriusz Lekarski
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

Keywords

  • Endoscopic Cyst Fenestration
  • Fourth Ventricle Entrapment
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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