Neuroendoscopy: The State of the Art.

TitleNeuroendoscopy: The State of the Art.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsTosi U, Guadix SW, Souweidane MM
JournalWorld Neurosurg
Date Published2023 Oct
KeywordsCraniotomy, Endoscopes, Humans, Neuroendoscopy, Skull Base

Over the past century, neuroendoscopy developed into a mainstay of neurosurgical practice, allowing for minimally invasive approaches to the ventricles, skull base, and spine. Its development, however, is far from over. Current challenges are inherent in the very feature that renders neuroendoscopy appealing-the small channels of the modern endoscope allow surgery to be performed with minimal tissue retraction, but they also make hemostasis and resection of large masses difficult. New optics allow for significantly improved image quality; yet open craniotomy often allows for 3-dimensional visualization and bimanual dissection and is part of everyday neurosurgical training. Finally, the utilization of neuroendoscopy remains limited, presenting ongoing challenges for neurosurgical teaching and achievement of technical mastery.

Alternate JournalWorld Neurosurg
PubMed ID37803686