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Functional outcomes at 2 years of age following treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity: what do we know at the time of consult?

Samuel G. McClugage III, Nicholas M. B. Laskay, Brian N. Donahue, Anastasia Arynchyna, Kathrin Zimmerman, Inmaculada B. Aban, Elizabeth N. Alford, Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, Jeffrey P. Blount, Curtis J. Rozzelle, James M. Johnston, and Brandon G. Rocque

IRB approval given the retrospective nature of the study. Inclusion criteria consisted of premature birth (< 37 weeks gestational age [WGA]), grade III or IV IVH based on the Volpe classification, 27 and treatment of PHH with a surgical procedure (ventriculosubgaleal shunt [VSGS], ventriculoperitoneal shunt, or endoscopic third ventriculostomy; Table 1 ). Exclusion criteria consisted of birth ≥ 37 WGA, IVH not consistent with a GMH of prematurity, premature IVH grade I or II, and premature IVH grades III and IV that did not require treatment. All patients