Keyhole to the brain: Walter Dandy and neuroendoscopy - Historical vignette

Wesley Hsu, Khan W. Li, Markus Bookland, George I. Jallo

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In the early 1920s, Walter E. Dandy began translating the field of endoscopy to neurosurgery. In the ensuing years, Dandy, who would become known as the "Father of Neuroendoscopy," applied his own ingenuity in combination with guidance from prominent medical contemporaries in the development of the early neuroendoscope. This paper reviews his contributions to the early evolution of this growing and important field of neurosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2009


  • History
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Walter Dandy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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