ETV in Adults with Hydrocephalus
Join Dr. Thomas Zwimpfer, principal investigator in the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN), to learn about new results and ongoing studies focused on the use of endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) in adults with obstructive hydrocephalus. The session will cover the use of ETV in patients with acquired hydrocephalus (ie. brain tumors), in patients with congenital hydrocephalus that has never been treated and the potential role of a secondary ETV in patients who already have a shunt.
Thomas J. Zwimpfer MD, PhD, FRCSC is a Neurosurgeon with 27 years experience in managing adult patients with a wide variety of neurological disorders. This includes the transitional patients that have just reached their 18th birthday and now embark on their journey through the adult medical system, to the elderly patients with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Dr. Zwimpfer is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia and collaborates on various clinical research projects focused on the hydrocephalus patient population through his role as Director of the Vancouver Hospital Hydrocephalus Clinic and as a Principle Investigator in the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) since 2014. Dr. Zwimpfer has had the good fortune to interact with international colleagues as a member of the Hydrocephalus Society. Dr. Zwimpfer was the President of Vancouver 2019, the 12th meeting of the ISHCSF that was held in Vancouver in September 2019.