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Brain Surgery

neuroendoscopy

Neuro-endoscopic surgery is done because it causes minimum damage to the normal structures, carries a lower rate of problems, and achieves excellent results. Surgeons using an endoscope and related instruments could perform complicated procedures through very tiny incisions, which is particularly useful for minimally invasive techniques for the brain and the spine.

Neuroendoscopies are done with the help of using an endoscope, a small telescope like device or similar to it is equipped with a high resolution video camera and eyepiece on the end to enable the neurosurgeon to guide and access the tumor. To remove or get rid of the tumor or take a specimen of it (a biopsy), neuro-surgeons connect special instruments to the endoscope, generally an additional endoscope with forceps and scissors at the end.

Neuro-endoscopic surgery is performed in cases such as obstructive hydrocephalus, diverse intraventricular lesions, hypothalamic hamartomas, craniosynostosis, skull base tumors, and spinal lesions. A neuroendoscopy could result in fewer complications, less pain, a faster recovery, and minimum scarring as compared to traditional brain surgery.

Benefits of Neuroendoscopy

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

When is neuroendoscopy suggested?

A neuroendoscopy allows neurosurgeons to reach regions of the brain that are accessible with traditional surgery and/or reach a brain tumor with minimal cutting or damage to other regions of the skull.

Brain tumors that could be treated with minimally invasive brain surgery include:-

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Tumors in the pineal region
  • Rathke’s cleft cysts
  • Tumors in the base of the skull
  • Ventricular tumors

Risks of Neuroendoscopy

Even though neuroendoscopy is safer than traditional brain surgery, there are risks related with the technique.

Complications related with a neuroendoscopy include:-

  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Severe bleeding
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Infection

What to expect during
a neuroendoscopy procedure?

You will likely require an overnight stay in the hospital after a neuroendoscopy surgery. A neuroendoscopy is done using a surgical tool known as endoscope. An endoscope is a device that has a high-resolution camera that enables the neurosurgeon to better locate and access the brain tumor. During an endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA), your primary care physician / neurosurgeon will insert the endoscopy into the nasal cavity to reach the brain tumor.

To remove the tumor or acquire a specimen of the tissue in the damaged region for a brain biopsy, your primary care physician will attach surgical instruments to the end of the endoscope. The primary care physician will manipulate the instruments to remove the tumor from the brain.

Recovery from a Neuroendoscopy

Before being discharged from the hospital, your primary care physician will provide detailed discharge instructions involving:

  • Pain relief alternatives
  • Caring for your wound site
  • How quickly you could return to activity level
  • Follow-up appointment schedule

Most patients experience a smooth recovery as well as improved quality of life after a neuroendoscopy has been done.