The treatment of childhood hydrocephalus by choroid plexus coagulation and artificial cerebrospinal fluid perfusion

Br J Neurosurg. 1990;4(2):95-100. doi: 10.3109/02688699008992706.


The authors report their experience in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus by endoscopic choroid plexus coagulation and post-operative ventricular perfusion with artificial CSF. The procedure was carried out on 23 children without mortality. In 12 cases (52%) the procedure was successful in controlling the hydrocephalus. The average follow-up was 2.3 years. Eleven cases (48%) required shunting which was done from 1 week to 13 months following the choroid plexus coagulation. As cure of the hydrocephalus was achieved in over half of the patients, the authors recommend the procedure as a first line treatment for childhood hydrocephalus.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid*
  • Choroid Plexus / physiopathology
  • Choroid Plexus / surgery*
  • Electrocoagulation*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery*
  • Infant
  • Perfusion*