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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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