Neuroendoscopy to treat tumors and hydrocephalus

Written by: Dr. Jose Hinojosa Mena-Bernal
Published: | Updated: 20/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The neuroendoscopy is a discipline that includes a number of minimally invasive techniques. Involves the introduction of an optical system through small incisions, through which certain surgeries performed on the nervous system. With this system it is possible to remove tumors and treat types of hydrocephalus.

 

What applications has a neuroendoscopy?

Neuroendoscopy applies primarily in the treatment of hydrocephalus and certain brain tumors, especially those located in the brain ventricles and the subarachnoid space, but also in tumors affecting the pituitary and some locations in the skull base.

 

What advantages does a neuroendoscopy?

The fundamental advantage relate to patient recovery, faster due to the less invasive surgical approach; but also the quality of vision, as these techniques can bring our vision to injury and amplify it.

 

How is a postoperative neuroendoscopy?

Postoperative this technique is generally faster and less painful than with conventional techniques, due to reduced invasiveness involved.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jose Hinojosa Mena-Bernal
Neurological Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valladolid, Dr. Hinojosa has over 15 years experience as a specialist in Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is a member of prestigious medical associations at national, continental and international levels. He is currently Chief of Neurosurgery Hospital of the Infant Jesus of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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