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Pure endoscopic removal of pineal region tumors.

Summary of "Pure endoscopic removal of pineal region tumors."


PURPOSE:
Endoscopic resection of pineal tumors using an endoscope with a mounted rigid suction that allows bimanual handling of the tumor for resection. This contrasts to the established method of biopsy of pineal tumors through intraventricular approach.
METHODS:
Two patients, one with a cystic lesion in the pineal region and one with a large pineal tumor, were operated in sitting position through a subtorcular approach. Endoscope was held in the left hand with suction tip extending beyond the tip through its instrument channel. Regular microsurgical instrumentation/CUSA/Nico Aspirator was used with the right hand for dissection, cutting, and removing the tumor under endoscopic vision.
RESULT:
Surgeon comfort was superior to when microscope is used in sitting position. Complete resection was achieved in all cases.
CONCLUSION:
The two-handed endoscopic technique using a mounted suction on the endoscope as described is a safe and effective strategy for resecting pineal region tumors.

Affiliation

Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 3901 Beaubien, second floor, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA, ssood@med.wayne.edu.

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This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
ISSN: 1433-0350
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