Endoscopic Brain Surgery
Endoscopic brain surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique utilizing a high-definition lighting instrument connected to a camera for visualizing different regions of the brain. The endoscope itself can vary from 2mm to 5mm and can be used in conjunction with high-definition 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional cameras. Some endoscopes have working channels to insert instruments through when performing certain procedures such as brain tumor biopsies, while others are used through the nose, or through minimally invasive ports, such as the brain port. The type of endoscope used depends on the instruments needed to treat the problem. Using neuro-navigation, which is GPS-like brain tracking guidance, the endoscope can be used in virtually any part of the brain using minimally invasive routes and with accuracy of less than a few millimeters.
The result is improved outcomes for the patient. With advancements in endoscope and endoscope instrument design over the past decade, this technology is now allowing surgeons to treat lesions of the skull base, pituitary, pineal gland, and ventricles with smaller incisions, increased success and lower risks.
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