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Minimally Invasive Neuroendoscopy

What is a neuroendoscopy?

Neuroendoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure in which the neurosurgeon removes the tumor through small holes (about the size of a dime) in the skull or through the mouth or nose.

Neuroendoscopy enables neurosurgeons to:

  • Access areas of the brain that cannot be reached with traditional surgery
  • Remove the tumor without cutting or harming other parts of the skull

The neuroendoscopy is performed using an endoscope, a small telescope-like device equipped with a high-resolution video camera and eye piece on the end to allow the neurosurgeon to navigate and access the tumor. To remove a tumor or take a sample of it (a biopsy), neurosurgeons attach special instruments to the endoscope, often an additional endoscope with forceps and scissors on the end.

Benefits of neuroendoscopy:

Neuroendoscopy results in:

  • Less pain than traditional surgery
  • Faster recovery than traditional surgery
  • Minimal scarring

Types of brain tumors treated with neuroendoscopy:

Brain tumors that may be treated with neuroendoscopy include:

Learn more about treatment for brain tumors.

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