A new technique of endoscopic decompression of suprasellar craniopharyngioma cyst

We describe a technique of using an epidural catheter, inserted into the working channel of a neuroendoscope, to decompress the cystic portion of a craniopharyngioma cyst before opening the cyst wall widely, preventing spill-out of large volumes of cyst content into the ventricular system.ResultsWe have had no cases of aseptic meningitis, nor any complications, from use of the described technique.DiscussionWe believe that this is a safe and effective technique of decompression and fenestration of large suprasellar craniopharyngioma cysts that reduces rates of aseptic meningitis and the associated morbidity and mortality from this.
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

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