Neuroendoscopy is a discipline that includes a series of minimally invasive techniques. It consists of the introduction of an optical system through small incisions, through which certain surgeries are performed on the nervous system. By means of this system it is possible to remove tumors and treat types of hydrocephalus.
What are the applications of neuroendoscopy?
Neuroendoscopy is mainly applied in the treatment of hydrocephalus and certain brain tumors, mainly those located in the cerebral ventricles and in the subarachnoid space, but also in tumors affecting the pituitary gland and some locations at the base of the skull.
What are the advantages of neuroendoscopy?
The main advantage refers to the patient’s recovery, which is faster due to the less invasive surgical approach; but also to the quality of vision, since these techniques allow us to bring our vision closer to the lesion and amplify it.
What is the postoperative period of neuroendoscopy like?
The postoperative period for this technique is generally faster and less painful than with conventional techniques, thanks to the less invasive nature of the procedure.