Hale AT, Gannon SR, Zhao S, Dewan MC, Bhatia R, Bezzerides M, Stanton AN, Naftel RP, Shannon CN, Pruthi S, Wellons JC. Graft dural closure is associated with a reduction in CSF leak and hydrocephalus in pediatric patients undergoing posterior fossa brain tumor resection. Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics. 2019 Nov 29. 1-7. PMID: 31783365 [PubMed]
The authors aimed to evaluate clinical, radiological, and surgical factors associated with posterior fossa tumor resection (PFTR)-related outcomes, including postoperative complications related to dural augmentation (CSF leak and wound infection), persistent hydrocephalus ultimately requiring permanent CSF diversion after PFTR, and 90-day readmission rate.