Benjamin C Warf

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Congenital idiopathic hydrocephalus of infancy: the results of treatment by endoscopic third ventriculostomy with or without choroid plexus cauterization and suggestions for how it works
    Benjamin C Warf
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:935-40. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Educate one to save a few. Educate a few to save many
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 79:S15.e15-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The impact of combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization on the management of pediatric hydrocephalus in developing countries
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 79:S23.e13-5. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Shunt survival after failed endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:463-70. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Long-term outcome for endoscopic third ventriculostomy alone or in combination with choroid plexus cauterization for congenital aqueductal stenosis in African infants
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:108-11. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:509-21. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Five-year survival and outcome of treatment for postinfectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:502-8. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Management of Dandy-Walker complex-associated infant hydrocephalus by combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:377-83. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Hydrocephalus associated with neural tube defects: characteristics, management, and outcome in sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1589-94. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Intraoperative assessment of cerebral aqueduct patency and cisternal scarring: impact on success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in 403 African children
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:204-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Congenital idiopathic hydrocephalus of infancy: the results of treatment by endoscopic third ventriculostomy with or without choroid plexus cauterization and suggestions for how it works
    Benjamin C Warf
    Departments of Neurosurgery and Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:935-40. 2013
    ..This study is the first to report long-term success of ETV +/- choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) for infants with congenital idiopathic hydrocephalus (CIH). The results are interpreted in the context of current models for hydrocephalus...
  2. doi request reprint Educate one to save a few. Educate a few to save many
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 79:S15.e15-8. 2013
    ..Our aim is to educate a few to save many. Such a disease-specific approach may provide a useful strategy for increasing access to care for other common, treatable neurosurgical conditions in resource-poor settings...
  3. doi request reprint The impact of combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization on the management of pediatric hydrocephalus in developing countries
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 79:S23.e13-5. 2013
    ..Endoscopic third ventriculostomy is an excellent treatment alternative to shunt placement, but its effectiveness in young infants is substantially reduced...
  4. doi request reprint Shunt survival after failed endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:463-70. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Long-term outcome for endoscopic third ventriculostomy alone or in combination with choroid plexus cauterization for congenital aqueductal stenosis in African infants
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:108-11. 2012
    ..In the present study they specifically examined the long-term efficacy of ETV with or without CPC in 35 infants with congenital aqueduct stenosis treated at CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda during the years 2001-2006...
  6. doi request reprint Costs and benefits of neurosurgical intervention for infant hydrocephalus in sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:509-21. 2011
    ..These results were then extrapolated to the potential economic impact of treating all cases of hydrocephalus in infants in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...
  7. doi request reprint Five-year survival and outcome of treatment for postinfectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:502-8. 2011
    ..Since 2001, ETV (with or without choroid plexus cauterization) has been our primary treatment for PIH. The long-term outcome in these children is unknown...
  8. doi request reprint Management of Dandy-Walker complex-associated infant hydrocephalus by combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 8:377-83. 2011
    ..This study is the largest series of DWC or DWM-associated hydrocephalus treated by ETV, and the first report of treatment by combined ETV and choroid plexus cauterization (ETV/CPC) in young infants with this association...
  9. doi request reprint Hydrocephalus associated with neural tube defects: characteristics, management, and outcome in sub-Saharan Africa
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1589-94. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Intraoperative assessment of cerebral aqueduct patency and cisternal scarring: impact on success of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in 403 African children
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:204-9. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Pediatric hydrocephalus in East Africa: prevalence, causes, treatments, and strategies for the future
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    World Neurosurg 73:296-300. 2010
    ..Cooperative efforts such as the East African Neurosurgical Research Collaboration are needed to broaden the scope of research and training needed to significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality of this disease...
  12. doi request reprint Neurocognitive outcome and ventricular volume in children with myelomeningocele treated for hydrocephalus in Uganda
    Benjamin Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 4:564-70. 2009
    ..This study is the first to describe neurocognitive outcome and ventricle volume in infants with hydrocephalus due to myelomeningocele that was treated primarily by ETV/CPC...
  13. doi request reprint Encephalocele in Uganda: ethnic distinctions in lesion location, endoscopic management of hydrocephalus, and survival in 110 consecutive children
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 7:88-93. 2011
    ..The authors explored survival, the efficacy of primary endoscopic management of associated hydrocephalus, and ethnic differences in EC location...
  14. doi request reprint Factors affecting survival of infants with myelomeningocele in southeastern Uganda
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 7:127-33. 2011
    ..The survival of infants treated for myelomeningocele (MM) and hydrocephalus in Uganda is unknown. This study investigated 5-year survival and the factors that influenced death in these patients...
  15. doi request reprint Initial experience with combined endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization for post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus of prematurity: the importance of prepontine cistern status and the predictive value of FIESTA MRI imaging
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Childs Nerv Syst 27:1063-71. 2011
    ..This pilot study reports the initial experience...
  16. doi request reprint Endoscopic third ventriculostomy in the treatment of childhood hydrocephalus in Uganda: report of a scoring system that predicts success
    Benjamin C Warf
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 5:143-8. 2010
    ..Therefore, the authors developed and validated a model to predict the chances of ETV success, taking into account the unique characteristics of a large sub-Saharan African population...
  17. doi request reprint Risk factors of sudden death in young adult patients with myelomeningocele
    Sarah C Jernigan
    Department of Neurosurgery, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 9:149-55. 2012
    ..This study was undertaken to determine risk factors for sudden death in this population...
  18. doi request reprint Dysplastic-reactive choroid plexus presenting as an intramedullary tumor of the cervicomedullary junction in a patient with myelomeningocele
    Amit Singla
    Department of Neurosurgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:406-10. 2012
    ..For patients with myelomeningocele and CM-II, intramedullary dysplastic-reactive choroid plexus should be included in the differential diagnosis of mass lesions in this location...
  19. doi request reprint Extradural myelomeningocele reconstruction using local turnover fascial flaps and midline linear skin closure
    Kamlesh B Patel
    Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 65:1569-72. 2012
    ..We describe the reconstruction of large myelomeningocele defects using (1) local fascial turnover flaps with or without paraspinous muscle flaps for deep coverage of the dural repair followed by (2) linear, midline skin closure...