Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 209–219

Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Approaches for Treating Brain Tumor Patients

  • Behnam Badie
  • Nathaniel Brooks
  • Mark M Souweidane

DOI: 10.1023/B:NEON.0000041884.93566.fb

Cite this article as:
Badie, B., Brooks, N. & Souweidane, M.M. J Neurooncol (2004) 69: 209. doi:10.1023/B:NEON.0000041884.93566.fb


Recent developments in neuroendoscopy and minimally invasive procedures have greatly impacted the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. In this paper, we will review these innovations and discuss how they have influenced our approach to the treatment of intraventricular and pituitary tumors. Finally, the concept of keyhole neurosurgery is illustrated by discussing “eyebrow orbitotomy” approach as an example. As noninvasive therapeutic alternative become available, future neurosurgeons will be challenged to develop effective and less invasive surgical approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of patients will brain tumors.

endoscope intraventricular keyhole neurosurgery pituitary 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Behnam Badie
    • 1
  • Nathaniel Brooks
    • 2
  • Mark M Souweidane
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Room K3/805, Clinical Science CenterMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological SurgeryThe Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA