A case of hydrocephalus in listeria meningitis treated by endoscopic third ventriculostomy

Takatsugu Abe, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Miki Fujimura, Teiji Tominaga

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A 69-year-old woman presented with anorexia, fever, and vomiting. The patient was not a compromised host. She was finally diagnosed with Listeria meningitis and treated with ampicillin and gentamicin. However, her condition worsened over time. Non-contrast head CT showed ventricular dilatation. As a result, continuous nght ventricular drainage was performed. Non-contrast MRI revealed hydrocephalus due to stenosis of the fourth ventricle. She underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) to improve cerebrospinal fluid circulation. This procedure achieved a good result. The efficacy of ETV for post-infectious hydrocephalus has not been proven, but previous cases suggest that ETV would be effective in non-communicating hydrocephalus, even if it were a result of neuroinfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-766
Number of pages6
JournalNeurological Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept


  • Aqueduct stenosis
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Listeria meningitis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging


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