A Case Report of Neonatal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in a premature infant.

Background: Neurosurgical services in the Maldives began around five years ago, but the first neurosurgical center is responsible for various emergency and clinical neurosurgical services. Published literature on neurosurgery from the Maldives Islands is limited. It is imperative to report unique cases from isolated countries to promote diversity for readers across the globe. Case Presentation: We present a case of a ventriculo-subgaleal shunt placement in an extremely premature male baby with intra-ventricular hemorrhage, causing communicating hydrocephalus born at 22 weeks of gestation weighing 600 grams to a young primigravida. The shunt was performed in the first month of life (780 grams) for communicating hydrocephalus secondary to the germinal matrix bleed into the ventricles. Conclusion: Ventriculo-subgalel shunt under local anesthesia is a promising measure to treat hydrocephalus in pre-term very low birth weight infants secondary to germinal matrix hemorrhage. Read More …