An endoscopic craniotomy is a minimally invasive brain surgery. It is performed using tiny surgical instruments and a video camera inserted through one or more small incisions without needing to remove an entire bone flap.
Also Known As:
- Keyhole craniotomy
- Minimally invasive craniotomy
- Endoscopic brain surgery
- Brain surgery
Conditions Treated with an Endoscopic Craniotomy:
An endoscopic craniotomy may be used in cases of hydrocephalus, blood clots, abnormal blood vessels, cerebral aneurysm, small brain tumors and brain trauma. It can also be utilized to perform a biopsy, stimulate deep brain tissue and monitor intracranial pressure.