Endoscopic third ventriculostomy: A historical review

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  • Background: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) has become one of the most common neuroendoscopic procedures. Methods: In this article, we will review the major milestones in the history of ETV development from its early use by Walter Dandy to the techniques currently employed with advanced technology. Conclusions: ETV has become an important technique in the armamentarium of the neurosurgeon. From a meager beginning with few applications, our knowledge of long-term outcomes has evolved. ETV has a rich history and more recently, has had a renewed interest in its use. Our current understanding of its indications is growing and is based on a century of development through trial and error.
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  • Demerdash A; Rocque BG; Johnston J; Rozzelle CJ; Yalcin B; Oskouian R; Delashaw J; Tubbs RS
  • Start Page

  • 28
  • End Page

  • 32
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 1