KU is one of the regions only centers that offers neuroendoscopy. 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 many 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).
An endoscopic fenestration was performed to deflate the cyst and relieve the intracranial pressure.
Jan 26, 2014