Neuroendoscopy: past, present, and future.

Khan W. Li, Clarke Nelson, Ian Suk, George I. Jallo

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Abstract

Neuroendoscopy began with a desire to visualize the ventricles and deeper structures of the brain. Unfortunately, the technology available to early neuroendoscopists was not sufficient in most cases for these purposes. The unique perspective that neuroendoscopy offered was not fully realized until key technological advances made reliable and accurate visualization of the brain and ventricles possible. After this technology was incorporated into the device, neuroendoscopic procedures were rediscovered by neurosurgeons. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy and other related procedures are now commonly used to treat a wide array of neurosurgically managed conditions. A seemingly limitless number of neurosurgical applications await the endoscope. In the future, endoscopy is expected to become routine in modern neurosurgical practice and training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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