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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Crandon, Ivor W.; Ramcharan, R.; Harding, Hyacinth E.; Bruce, C. A.; Donaldson, G.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radioogy, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
Neuro-Endoscopy in Jamaica [Abstract]
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
Suppl. 2
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64-65
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Abstract
Objective: The goal of this study was to describe the indications, results and complications of neuro-endoscopy at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) since November 2000 when the service was first introduced. Design and Methods: The medical records and operative audit of the Department of Surgery identified 27 patients who had neuro-endoscopy at the UHWI between November 2000 and November 2003. We reviewed all such patients over this three-year period. Conclusion: Neuro-endoscopy is the treatment of choice for hydrocephalus due to aqueduct stenosis or tumor obstruction and has the advantage of avoiding shunt related complications. It is safe and effective for the majority of patients and has a significant role in the management of neurosurgical patients in the West Indies.....
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