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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 20, Issue 11–12, pp 878–883 | Cite as

Incidence of complications in neuroendoscopic surgery

  • Henry W. S. SchroederEmail author
  • Joachim Oertel
  • Michael R. Gaab
Original Paper

Abstract

Objective

This study was undertaken to determine the complication rate in intracranial endoscopic neurosurgery.

Results

The complications in our series of endoscopic intracranial procedures for the treatment of hydrocephalus, colloid and arachnoid cysts, as well as intraventricular tumors, were analyzed.

Conclusion

Although the complication rate in endoscopic neurosurgery is low, severe, rarely even life-threatening, complications may occur. The complication rate decreases markedly with surgical experience, indicating a steep learning curve.

Keywords

Complications Endoscopic neurosurgery Third ventriculostomy Intraventricular tumors Arachnoid cyst 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry W. S. Schroeder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joachim Oertel
    • 2
  • Michael R. Gaab
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryErnst Moritz Arndt UniversityGreifswaldGermany
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNordstadt HospitalHannoverGermany

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