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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2017 May;60(3):322-326. English. Review.
Shim KW , Park EK , Kim DS , Choi JU .
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Severance Children's Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Neurosurgery, Chaum Hospital, Cha University, Seoul, Korea.

Neuroendoscopic surgery is performed because it causes minimal damage to normal structures, carries a lower rate of complications, and achieves excellent outcomes. Surgeons using an endoscope and related instruments can perform complex operations through very small incisions, which is especially useful for minimally invasive procedures for the brain and spine. Neuroendoscopic surgery is now performed in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus, various intraventricular lesions, hypothalamic hamartomas, craniosynostosis, skull base tumors, and spinal lesions. This review discusses the brief history of neuroendoscopy and the current state and future perspectives of endoscopic surgery.

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