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J Neurooncol. 2004 Aug-Sep;69(1-3):209-19.

Endoscopic and minimally invasive microsurgical approaches for treating brain tumor patients.

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  • 1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA. badie@neurosurg.wisc.edu

Abstract

Recent developments in neuroendoscopy and minimally invasive procedures have greatly impacted the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. In this paper, we will review these innovations and discuss how they have influenced our approach to the treatment of intraventricular and pituitary tumors. Finally, the concept of keyhole neurosurgery is illustrated by discussing 'eyebrow orbitotomy' approach as an example. As noninvasive therapeutic alternative become available, future neurosurgeons will be challenged to develop effective and less invasive surgical approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of patients will brain tumors.

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