Spontaneous Ventriculostomy into the Subdural Space in a Neonate with Congenital Hydrocephalus

Mahesh Krishna Pillai, Rajeev Kariyattil, Linda Rubene, Rajinder Kumar, Venkatesh Govindaraju, Koshy Kochummen

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We report a case of spontaneous temporary resolution of congenital hydrocephalus due to drainage into the subdural space, which is not a physiological space for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This is the first report of spontaneous drainage of CSF into the subdural space, and we term it “ventriculosubdurostomy.” We highlight the fact that spontaneous resolution of hydrocephalus due to drainage into a nonphysiological CSF space is temporary.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 6 2018



  • Hydrocephalus
  • Shunt
  • Spontaneous resolution
  • Ventriculostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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