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Micro Endoscopic Surgery- trans nasal, trans cranial, hydrocephalus- 3rd ventriculostomy


A micro endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a tubular device and also facilitates unique visualization through the oblique lens of an endoscope. The procedure aims to cause least damage to the body structures while achieving best results when compared to open surgery.

 Indications for Micro Endoscopic surgery

 Micro Endoscopic technique can be used for following procedures:

  • Carotid angioplasty
  • Radiosurgery for brain tumors
  • Removal of pituitary tumors
  • Treatment of intracranial aneurysm etc.
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Disc surgery
  • Foraminotomy
  • Pedicle screws and interbody fusion etc.
  • Removal of the intraventricular tumours like meningioma , choroid plexus papilloma, or a congenital lesion like Colloid cyst

 Advantages of Micro Endoscopic Surgery

 As the technique uses very small incisions, it offers following advantages over open surgery:  

  • Shorter operating time
  • Reduced morbidity and mortality
  • Improved long-term outcomes
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Rare chance of trauma and other complications
  • Cost effective
  • No or shorter hospitalization
  • Minimal skin scars
  • Good success rate

Authored by Dr. Shyam Sundar K

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Dr. Shyam Sundar K

Dr. Shyam Sundar K is an eminent name in the field of neurology. He is one of the best neurosurgeon in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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