Endoscopy of the ventricular system

In minimally invasive neurosurgery of the brain, the ventricular system can be used for investigations with an endoscope, without destructing the brain tissue. In the ventricular system and adjacent subarachnoidal space the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF is produced and resorbed. To access the ventricles, a hole is drilled through the skull and a tube is placed through this hole into the ventricular system. Thereafter, the endoscope is introduced through the tube, which is used as a stable guide for the endoscope. The video shows the choroid plexus in the ventricle and the perforation of an obstructing membrane.

 

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