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NCT01801267 : Third Ventriculostomy Versus Shunt for Children With Hydrocephalus
AgesMin: 1 Year Max: 18 Years
Inclusion Criteria:

- Children age 1-18 years

- Patients with communicating hydrocephalus who present in need of CSF diversion
surgery, as diagnosed by radiographic imaging (CT or MRI of brain) as well as
clinical signs or symptoms of increased intracranial pressure

- Informed consent according to institutional guidelines must be obtained from each
patient's parent or legal guardian, or by the patient him/herself if he/she is 18
years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

- An active Central Nervous System malignancy (cancer)

- The presence of two or more current ventricular catheters indicating that the
ventricles do not communicate with each other

- The inability of the parent/guardian or patient to provide informed consent
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