Ommaya reservoirs for the treatment of leptomeningeal metastases Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Joint Instability
  • Spinal Neoplasms
  • Spine

abstract

  • Complications associated with Ommaya reservoirs can be minimized by intraoperative confirmation of the catheter position with fluoroscopic guidance and/or endoscopy. We recommend postoperative computed tomographic scans before initiation of intraventricular chemotherapy. Patients with elevated intracranial pressure may require shunting procedures in lieu of Ommaya reservoir placement.

publication date

  • December 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006123-200007000-00011

PubMed ID

  • 10917346

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 49

end page

  • 54; discussion 54-5

volume

  • 47

number

  • 1