The neuroendoscope is used to treat a number of conditions in a minimally invasive fashion. Hydrocephalus, brain cysts, pituitary tumors, intraventricular and skull base tumors constitute the most common indications. In Some cases, the whole procedure can be done through a small hole using the neuroendoscope alone, in others the endoscope is used in combination with the surgical microscope during an open craniotomy (endoscopic-assisted surgery).
This patient presented with a large brain cyst. The cyst increased in size over time and became symptomatic.
An endoscopic fenestration was performed to deflate the cyst and relieve the intracranial pressure.
Mar 22, 2013