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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 426-431

A case of multiloculated hydrocephalus

Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Dr. Binoy D Thavara
Department of Neurosurgery, Government Medical College, Thrissur 680596, Kerala.
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DOI: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_80_19

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Multiloculated hydrocephalus (MLH) is a disease in which no single treatment has shown to be superior to others. The authors report a pediatric case of postmeningitic MLH diagnosed at the age of 3 months. It was treated with antibiotics and right ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. At 10 months of age, the patient again presented with gross MLH and non-functioning shunt tube. Patient underwent endoscopic fenestration of the multiple cysts along with endoscopic-guided left VP shunt. At 1 year of age, the patient again presented with MLH with large right-sided cyst. Patient again underwent right VP shunt. The child improved in postoperative period and hence discharged. Pediatric MLH is a neurosurgical challenge. The prognosis is guarded and it is not possible to assure the parents regarding the cure of the disease. Decision of treatment options is difficult since there is no end to the treatment of many such cases. Neuroendoscopy has a definite role in MLH.


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