A Special Cyst Puncture Catheter for Use in Thick-walled or Mobile Intracranial Cysts

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HAVING ENCOUNTERED A number of thick-walled or mobile symptomatic intracranial cysts that have resisted stereotactic puncture with standard blunt-ended ventricular catheters, the authors have designed a cyst puncture catheter that has a number of features helpful in overcoming this problem. The catheter and its use are described, and examples of difficult-to-puncture cysts are given.

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