Initial Experience with High-Definition Camera-On-a-Chip Flexible Endoscopy for Intraventricular Neurosurgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: The usefulness of existing neuroendoscopes has been limited by either decreased range of motion or suboptimal image resolution. The flexible high-definition chip-camera endoscope has emerged as a potential solution to the shortcomings of available instruments by combining superior flexibility and image quality in order to better operate within spatially constrained intraventricular operations. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we describe a 36-year-old woman who presented with hydrocephalus caused by an obstructive mass arising from the tectum. A high-definition camera-on-a-chip flexible neuroendoscope was used to sample the tectal mass after a traditional neuroendoscope was used to perform a third ventriculostomy. CONCLUSIONS: As demonstrated by this initial experience, the use of high-definition camera-on-a-chip flexible endoscopy may provide enhanced intraoperative visualization and application for intraventricular neurosurgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, GN; Grannan, BL; Nahed, BV; Codd, PJ

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2053 - 2058

PubMed ID

  • 26255242

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-8769

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.07.056


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States