Surgical treatment of hydrocephalus: a historical perspective

Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Jun;30(6):296-304. doi: 10.1159/000028814.


Surgical treatment for hydrocephalus has a long and eventful history. This review emphasizes the significant advances made in this century, describing the personalities involved, technical approaches attempted, and materials tested. It concludes by suggesting that better methods of treatment can and should continue to be developed.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • History, 15th Century
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / history*
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Neurosurgery / history*
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / history