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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 11(1); 1982 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1982;11(1): 61-64.
A Case of Normal Volume Hydrocephalus with Recunent Shunt Obstruction Treated by Subtemporal Decompression.
Moon Chan Kim, Choon Jang Lee, Joon Ki Kang, Jin Un Song
Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
The authors report a case of Normal Volume Hydrocephalus with recuring ventricular catheter obstraction treated by bilateral subtemporal craniectomy. Subtemporal craniectomy provide temporary relief from increased intracranial pressure while the same time encouraging dilatation of ventricle, would protect against further catheter obstruction by prevent trapping of catheter tip between the abutting ventricular wall. The patient had been followed-up for 2 years and postoperative result was excellent.
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