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Angled rigid neuroendoscope for continuous intraoperative visual monitoring: technical note.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11243766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed and tested a new, angled rigid endoscope as a tool for performing continuous visual monitoring during microsurgery. The shaft of the scope is angled 110 degrees at its midportion using a prism. We used the scope continuously in 30 cases including 15 pituitary tumours, 7 brain tumours, 7 cerebral aneurysms, and one hemifacial spasm. For pituitary tumours the tip of the scope was positioned in the sphenoid sinus or in the cavity formed by tumour removal; for cerebral aneurysms it was placed behind the parent artery or the aneurysmal neck. Image quality was acceptable for intraoperative monitoring. In no case did the neuroendoscope have a deleterious impact on th e proper function of the microscope or surgical instruments. This angled rigid scope was more effective for intraoperative monitoring than conventional straight scopes.
N Tamaki; Y Hara; Y Takaishi; S Shimada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Technical Report    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-13     Completed Date:  2001-09-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Department of Neurosurgery, Kobe University, School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Microsurgery / instrumentation,  methods
Monitoring, Intraoperative / instrumentation*
Neurosurgery / instrumentation*,  methods

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