Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy in India starts from 1500-3500 USD. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is a surgical procedure offered to children and adults diagnosed with obstructive or non-communicating hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs within the brain. This typically causes increased pressure inside the skull. The extra fluid puts pressure on the brain and can cause brain damage. It’s most common in infants and older adults. This surgery is performed to drain extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain. The extra cerebral spinal fluid builds up and enlarges the ventricles in the brain. The third ventriculostomy refers to the area of the brain where the bypass is made. Because the most common site of blockage is the narrow pathway between the third and fourth ventricle of the brain, the bypass is made through the thin membrane in the third ventricle. The most common symptoms for hydrocephalus include headache, nausea, problems with thinking and memory, irritability.