Improving Infant Hydrocephalus Outcomes in Uganda

  • End date
    May 13, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Boston Children's Hospital
Updated on 13 June 2022


Neonatal postinfectious hydrocephalus (PIH) is a major public health problem in East Africa.The standard treatment has long been placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) but these devices require life-long maintenance and nearly all fail multiple times. Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) with Choroid Plexus Cauterization (ETV/CPC) is an alternate treatment to give patients a shunt-free life. In this study, the investigators aim to optimize the metrics of evaluation as quantitative prognostic indicators of treatment response and long term outcomes.

Condition Hydrocephalus
Treatment ETV/CPC
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03650101
SponsorBoston Children's Hospital
Last Modified on13 June 2022


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