Transventricular Neuroendoscopy

Transventricular Neuroendoscopy involves the use a small fiber-optic camera attached to an endoscope a few millimeters in diameter. This device is extremely useful for visualizing structures in the ventricles (fluid chambers) of the brain. An endoscope can be used with or without stereotactic techniques. It has a wide variety of uses in neurosurgery including biopsy or resection of certain types of tumors. Additionally, it can be used to fenestrate (create an opening in) cysts and other structures to allow drainage of fluid and relieve increased intracranial pressure or hydrocephalus.

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