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  • Endoport assisted resection of intraventricular tumors

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    Ray M. Chu MD; Harish Babu MD PhD; Justin D Cohen MD

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    Meeting: Congress of Neurological Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting - Late Breaking Science

    Introduction: Deep seated brain lesions are difficult to resect without significant damage to normal brain. Resection of Intraventricular lesions are challenging due to their location deep to normal white matter tracts. We describe a case of exoscope and tubular retractor system assisted resection of intraventricular meningioma

    Methods: One patient with symptomatic intraventricular meningioma underwent resection using the Brain Path endoport system and an exoscope. Complete resection was achieved in this patient.

    Results: Using stereotactic navigation, a trans-sulcal route was planned with minimal white matter transgression to reach the intarventricular tumor. Complete resection was achieved in this patient. There were no postoperative complications and the patient was discharged from the hospital the next day.

    Conclusions: Endoport assisted surgery may be considered in resection of intraventricular meningioma with good outcome and minimal brain transgression. The small craniotomy and associated durotomy may help in improved patient outcome in resection of intraventricular lesions.

    Patient Care: smaller craniotomy, Shorter hospital stay

    Learning Objectives: To evaluate the potential benefit of minimally invasive approach to resecting intraventricular lesions.


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