Ventriculostomy

Ventriculostomy

The four connected chambers with in the brain where cerebrospinal fluid is produced are called as ventricles. The surgical method of creating a hole for the proper drainage of ventricles is called as Ventriculostomy. The surgery is done by penetrating skull and dura mater. The Ventriculostomy procedure is done for either external ventricular drainage or for continuous drainage with the help of a tube called shunt.

Ventriculostomy surgery in India

The process of Ventriculostomy is done to approach the ventricles of brain. The interior of brain is having a series of cavities. The ventricles of brain namely,

  • Third ventricle
  • Forth ventricle and
  • Two lateral ventricles.

All the ventricles are interconnected as they are divisions of a single open space. The two lateral ventricles are situated on the two hemispheres. The third ventricle is continuous with the cerebral aqueduct. The fourth ventricle is located dorsal to the medulla and pons. The communication is made with the central canal inferiorly by the fourth ventricle. The improper cerebrospinal fluid drainage leads to the surgical procedure of Ventriculostomy.

Ventriculostomy surgery doctors in India

The ventricles of brain produce cerebrospinal fluid. The cerebrospinal fluid is drained by the jugular system to maintain the balance in the brain. The improper drainage leads to the condition of excess intra ventricular pressure and hydrocephalous. The procedure of ventriculostomy is done by a group of neurosurgeons. The procedure is done with the help of a ventriculostomy surgery. The method includes draining of excess cerebro spinal fluid with the help of a catheter. The temporary removal replaced by permanent drainage is called as ventriculo-peretoneal shunt.

Benefits of ventriculostomy surgery in India

India has good neurology specialist doctors and good neurology super specialty centers with all facilities to undergo complex surgical procedures. Best neurology doctors in India and best specialty centers can be approached through the medical assistance service providers in India by using the information technology. The Ventriculostomy surgery cost in India is also affordable compared to other countries.

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