Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the management of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia associated with hydrocephalus

Aaron Mohanty, Ravi Suman, S. Ravi Shankar, Satyanarayana Satish, Shanti Shankar Praharaj

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Background: Chiari malformation with syringomyelia is conventionally managed with foramen magnum decompression and duroplasty. In presence of hydrocephalus, a ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion has been the initial preferred mode of treatment. Methods: Two patients of Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia who had associated hydrocephalus were initially treated with endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). Results: At follow up, both the patients symptomatically improved. Repeat MRI studies revealed collapse of the syrinx cavity and reduction of the Chiari malformation. Conclusions: Chiari malformation and syrinx associated with hydrocephalus may be effectively managed with endoscopic third ventriculostomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Chiari malformation
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Syringomyelia
  • Third ventriculostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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