Endoscopic Brain Surgery

Endoscopic Brain Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure done for cranial disorders.

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) is usually done in cases of obstructive hydrocephalus. Cranial Endoscopy is also routinely used for excision Third Ventricular Colloid Cysts and some Arachnoid Cysts.


After informed consent and necessary pre-op preparation patient is taken to operation theatre and given general anaesthesia.

Head is fixed using 3-pin (Mayfield) fixator and a burr hole is made using high speed drill (Medronic).

Endoscopic Surgery is done and patient is shifted to Neuro ICU for recovery.


What are the risks of Endoscopic Brain Surgery?

There is very small risk of intra-operative bleeding due to injury to a major blood vessel but usually the procedure is well tolerated with advantages of small operative wound,

Shorter hospital stay and early recovery to the patients. In addition, ETV has an additional advantage of avoiding the use of shunt and all is complications.

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) for Hydrocephalus

Endoscopic Excision of Third Ventricle Colloid Cyst

  • Third Ventricular ICSOL – Colloid Cyst
  • Endoscopic resection of SOL (complete removal)

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