Unilateral Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Series of 10 Patients

Sencer A. , Akcakaya M. O. , Basaran B. , Yorukoglu A. G. , Aydoseli A. , Aras Y. , ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.82, no.5, pp.745-750, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.03.045
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-750
  • Keywords: Decompression, Endoscopic, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Minimal invasive, Optic nerve, Pseudotumor cerebri, Surgical, PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI, SHEATH DECOMPRESSION, FENESTRATION, BLINDNESS, OUTCOMES


OBJECTIVE: Several surgical treatment modalities, including lumboperitoneal or ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery, subtemporal decompression, endovascular venous sinus stenting, optic nerve decompression (OND), were used in the management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Each surgical technique has different advantages and disadvantages. Endoscopic OND is rarely used in the management of IIH. There are only four reported cases. The aim of this study is to describe the surgical results of patients treated with this less invasive surgical technique.