Vanderbilt Doctor Travels to Uganda to Learn ETV/CPC

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Dr. Rob Naftel of Vanderbilt University traveled to Uganda to learn the new surgical treatment for hydrocephalus, endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) combined with choroid plexus cauterization (CPC). Training under Dr. Benjamin Warf of Boston Children’s Hospital, who pioneered the procedure, Dr. Naftel will be able to apply the technique to his current practice, expanding  a multi-site outcomes research study led by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN), which Vanderbilt joined in 2013.

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