Multiloculated Hydrocephalus

  • Pietro Spennato
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
  • Giuseppe Carannante
  • Claudio Ruggiero
  • Maria Laura Del Basso de Caro


The presence of compartmentalization inside the ventricular system makes the management of hydrocephalus very challenging. Despite the existence of several therapeutic options, which include multiple shunt insertion, stereotactic aspiration, membrane puncture with a multiperforated catheter, and microsurgical or endoscopic fenestration, multiloculated hydrocephalus still remains associated with poor outcome [10, 29, 30, 69].


Lateral Ventricle Fourth Ventricle Burr Hole Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Shunt Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Spennato
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Carannante
    • 3
  • Claudio Ruggiero
    • 2
  • Maria Laura Del Basso de Caro
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgerySecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgerySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric NeuroradiologySantobono-Pausilipon Children’s HospitalNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, Section of PathologyFederico II University of NaplesItaly

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