Dr. Fahaddis Ahmad Rana, Dr. Sehrish Fatima, Dr. Aeman Hyder, Dr. Hina Anwer
Introduction: Endoscopic techniques are being increasingly used in the management of various neurosurgical pathologies, in recent times. Objectives: The main objective of the study is to analyse the frequency and pattern of early complications after ventriculostomy in obstructive hydrocephalus. Material and methods: This retrospective study was conducted in Punjab Health Department during 2019 to 2020. Detailed history, examination and baseline investigations, including imaging; such as CT Scan in all patients, while MRI brain in those patients, who could afford were done. All the demographics were recorded on a predesigned proforma including name, age, gender and address. Results: ETV was done in eight cases only of obstructive hydrocephalus due to congenital aqueductal stenosis that were fulfilling the highly selective inclusion criteria out of 150 patients with obstructive hydrocephalus managed in our hospital, their age was ranging from one to six months with no apparent history of previous CNS infection or septicemia as a primary treatment for their disease. Conclusion: It is concluded that Endoscopic third ventriculostomy can be considered as a treatment modality of choice for obstructive hydrocephalus. Post-operative complications were minimal with only 1% mortality rate in our series.