Angled rigid neuroendoscope for continuous intraoperative visual monitoring: technical note.

@article{Tamaki2001AngledRN,
  title={Angled rigid neuroendoscope for continuous intraoperative visual monitoring: technical note.},
  author={N. Tamaki and Yoshinobu Hara and Yoshiyuki Takaishi and Shinya Shimada},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={148-50}
}
We developed and tested a new, angled rigid endoscope as a tool for performing continuous visual monitoring during microsurgery. The shaft of the scope is angled 110 degrees at its midportion using a prism. We used the scope continuously in 30 cases including 15 pituitary tumours, 7 brain tumours, 7 cerebral aneurysms, and one hemifacial spasm. For pituitary tumours the tip of the scope was positioned in the sphenoid sinus or in the cavity formed by tumour removal; for cerebral aneurysms it was… CONTINUE READING