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Endoscopic Craniotomy

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endoscopic Craniotomy

What is an Endoscopic Craniotomy?

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
  • Craniotomy
  • 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.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to an Endoscopic Craniotomy:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to an endoscopic craniotomy. A craniotomy is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with an Endoscopic Craniotomy:

An endoscopic craniotomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from an Endoscopic Craniotomy:

Possible risks following an endoscopic craniotomy include stroke, brain damage, coma, infection, hemorrhage, swelling, seizures, cerebral vasospasm and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

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