Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 10, pp 1905–1914 | Cite as

Neuroendoscopy for post-infective hydrocephalus in children

  • Chandrashekhar E. DeopujariEmail author
  • Llewelyn Padayachy
  • Alias Azmi
  • Anthony Figaji
  • Saurav K. Samantray
Special Annual Issue


The treatment of hydrocephalus has changed in recent years with better imaging and introduction of endoscopic procedures as well as enhanced shunts. Indications of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) are now more refined with better quantification of outcome. This article reviews the current state of neuroendoscopy for infective hydrocephalus in children. The roles of third ventriculostomy as a primary procedure or after shunt malfunction, endoscopic interventions in multiloculated hydrocephalus and introduction of intraventricular lavage to salvage severely infected children are evaluated.


Hydrocephalus Paediatric CNS infection Meningitis Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) Choroid plexus coagulation (CPC) Ventricular lavage 


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On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandrashekhar E. Deopujari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Llewelyn Padayachy
    • 2
  • Alias Azmi
    • 3
  • Anthony Figaji
    • 4
  • Saurav K. Samantray
    • 5
  1. 1.Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical SciencesMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Hamilton Naki Senior Clinical Researcher, Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryTunku Abdul Rahman Neuroscience Institute (IKTAR) HospitalKuala LumpurMalaysia
  4. 4.SARChi Chair of Clinical Neurosciences, Red Cross Children’s Hospital and Groote Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  5. 5.B.J.Wadia Children’s HospitalMumbaiIndia

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