Kocher’s point

Kocher’s point is a common entry point through the frontal bone for an intraventricular catheter to drain cerebrospinal fluid from the anterior horn of the lateral ventricle. 

It is located 2–3 centimeters lateral to the midline, at approximately the mid-pupillary line, and approximately 10 cm posterior from the glabella.

During cannulation of the lateral ventricle, it is the landmark for  the point of entry.

This site must be be at least 1 cm anterior to the coronal suture to avoid damaging the primary motor cortex.

It is most often used to remove cerebrospinal fluid for the treatment of hydrocephalus.

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