Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH)

The only randomised trial of ETV for iNPH compares it to an intervention which is not a standard practice (VP shunting using a non-programmable valve). The evidence from this study is inconclusive and of very low quality. Clinicians should be aware of the limitations of the evidence. There is a need for more robust research on this topic to be able to determine the effectiveness of ETV in patients with iNPH.

Tudor KI, Tudor M, McCleery J, Car J. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
2015 Jul 29;7:CD010033. doi: 0.1002/14651858.CD010033.pub2. Review. PubMed PMID: 26222251.

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