References for Slit Ventricle Syndrome in Children

  1. Engel M, Carmel PW, Chutorian AM: Increased intraventricular pressure without ventriculomegaly in children with shunts: “normal volume” hydrocephalus. Neurosurg 5:549-552, 1979
  2. Hyde-Rowan MD, Rekate HL, Nulsen FE: Reexpansion of previously collapsed ventricles: the slit ventricle syndrome. J Neurosurg 56:536-539, 1982
  3. Bruce DA, Weprin B: The slit ventricle syndrome.  Neurosurg Clin N Am 12:709-717, 2001
  4. Serlo W, Saukkonen AL, Hekkinen E, et al: The incidence and management of slit ventricle syndrome.  Acta Neurochir (Wien) 99:113-116, 1989
  5. Oi S, Matsumoto S: Infantile hydrocephalus and the slit ventricle syndrome in early infancy. Childs Nerv Syst 3:145-150, 1987
  6. Del Bigio MR: Neuropathological findings in a child with slit ventricle syndrome.  Pediatr Neurosurg 37:148-151, 2002
  7. Sood, S, Cherukuri RK, Jamous M, et al: Pathophysiological changes in cerebrovascular distensibility in patients undergoing chronic shunt therapy.  J Neurosurg 100 (5 Suppl Pediatrics):447-453, 2004
  8. Sood, S, Lokuketagoda J, Ham SD: Periventricular rigidity in long-term shunt-treated hydrocephalus.  J Neurosurg 102 (2 Suppl):146-149, 2005
  9. Kan P, Walker ML, Drake JM, et al: Predicting slit-like ventricles in children on the basis of baseline characteristics at the time of shunt insertion. J Neurosurg 106 (5 Suppl):347-349, 2007
  10. Rekate HL: Classification of slit-ventricle syndromes using intracranial pressure monitoring.  Pediatr Neurosurg 19:15-20, 1993
  11. Rekate HL: Shunt-related headaches: the slit ventricle syndrome.  Childs Nerv Syst 24:423-430, 2008
  12. Gruber, RW, Roehrig B: Prevention of ventricular catheter obstruction and slit ventricle syndrome by the prophylactic use of the Integra antisiphon device in shunt therapy for pediatric hypertensive hydrocephalus:a 25 year follow-up study.  J Neurosurg Pediatrics 5:4-16, 2010
  13. Baskin JJ, Manwaring KH, Rekate HL: Ventricular shunt removal: the ultimate treatment of the slit ventricle syndrome.  J Neurosurg 88:478-484, 1998
  14. Chernov MF, Kamikawa S, Yamane F, et al: Neurofiberscope-guided management of slit-ventricle syndrome due to shunt placement.  J Neurosurg 102 (3 Suppl):260-267, 2005
  15. Sood S, Barrett RJ, Powell T, et al: The role of lumbar shunts in the management of slit ventricles: does the slit-ventricle syndrome exist?  J Neurosurg 103 (2 Suppl):119-123, 2005
  16. Rekate HL, Nadkarni TD, Wallace D: The importance of the cortical subarachnoid space in understanding hydrocephalus.  J Neurosurg Pediatr 2:1-11, 2008
  17. Fouyas IP, Casey ATH, Thompson D, et al: Use of intracranial pressure monitoring in the management of childhood hydrocephalus and shunt-related problems.  Neurosurgery 38:726-731, 1996
  18. Abbott R, Epstein FJ, Wisoff JH: Chronic headache associated with a functioning shunt: the usefulness of pressure monitoring.  Neurosurgery 28:72-77, 1991 
  19. Buxton N, Punt J: Subtemporal decompression: the treatment of noncompliant ventricle syndrome.  Neurosurgery 44:513-519, 1999
  20. Eide PK, Helseth E, Due-Tonnessen B, et al: Changes in intracranial pressure after calvarial expansion surgery in children with slit ventricle syndrome.  Pediatr Neurosurg 35:195-204, 2001     
  21. Passi, N, Degnan AJ, Levy AM: MR imaging of papilledema and visual pathways: effects of increased intracranial pressure and pathophysiological mechanisms. AJNR 1-6, 2012  
  22. Sklar FH, Nagy LN, Robertson BD: The use of abdominal binders to treat over-shunting headaches. J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:615-620, 2012
  23. Lee MC, Yamini B, Frim DM: Pseudotumor cerebri patients with shunts from the cisterna magna: clinical course and telemetric intracranial pressure data. Neurosurgery 55:1094-1099, 2004
  24. Rekate HL, Nadkarni T, Wallace D: Severe intracranial hypertension in slit ventricle syndrome managed using a cisterna magna – ventricle – peritoneum shunt. J Neurosurg104 (4 Suppl):240-244, 2006
  25. Fattal-Valevski A, Beni-Adani L, Constantini S: Short-term dexamethasone treatment for symptomatic slit ventricle syndrome. Childs Nerv Syst 21: 981–984, 2005
  26. Roth J, Bivani N, Udavakumaran S, et al: Modified bilateral subtemporal decompression for resistant slit ventricle syndrome. Childs Nerv Syst 27:101–110, 2011