Basic principles and equipment in neuroendoscopy

Vit Siomin, Shlomi Constantini*

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Understanding some of the basic principles of endoscopy and awareness of available resources can potentially be of considerable help to experienced neurosurgeons as well as beginners in selection of the most appropriate tools for different procedures and making cost-effective choices when browsing through multiple commercial advertisements and purchasing new equipment. Although numerous advantages in science and industry have made it possible to offer a wide variety of neuroendoscopes and tools, we believe the major achievements in this field are yet to occur. This particularly refers to the development of smaller fiberoptic scopes with better image quality and three-dimensional endoscopes and to the invention of more efficient tools for endoscopic tumor removal with the same degree of safety as in open surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-31
Number of pages13
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes


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