Department of Neurosurgery

Headache, Confusion, and Somnolence in a 27-Year-Old Woman

Rahul Sastry, MD; Krisztina Moldovan, MD; Tianyi Niu, MD

“The patient successfully underwent an open suboccipital craniotomy and C1 laminectomy for removal of the intraventricular cyst (Figure 2). The patient was treated with a 10-day dexamethasone dose taper postoperatively. Her ventriculostomy was weaned and removed on postoperative day 7, and she was discharged home without adjuvant anthelminthic treatment. At time of discharge and neurosurgical follow-up, she remained symptom-free without neurologic deficits.”

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Rahul Sastry, MD


Tianyi (Tim) Niu, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Krisztina Moldovan, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery Program
Co-Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Outcomes Laboratory