3rd Ventriculostomy, Endoscopic Tumor Removal
About this Surgery
Used to treat: Tumors
If the tumor has resulted in a buildup of fluid in your brain (hydrocephalus) then a ventriculostomy may be done. In the procedure, your surgeon makes a hole in the bottom of the third ventricle to allow the cerebrospinal fluid to flow toward the base of the brain, where normal absorption occurs.
Your neurosurgeon may then be able to remove a brain tumor using minimally invasive techniques.
Please keep in mind that all treatments and outcomes are specific to the individual patient. Results may vary. Complications, such as infection, blood loss, and bowel or bladder problems are some of the potential adverse risks of surgery. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results and other important medical information.