Use of an endoscope for spinal intradural pathology

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Abstract

The endoscope has been increasingly used to treat various spinal diseases. However, the application of spinal endoscopy in an intradural lesion has been less common compared to that of an epidural counterpart. The authors reviewed existing literature describing spinal endoscopy as an aid in surgical treatment for intradural pathologies. Importantly, available literature indicated the safety and feasibility of spinal endoscopy for intradural lesions. Especially, an endoscope was utilized for intradural subarachnoid cystic lesions, tethered cord syndrome, extramedullary tumors, spinal arteriovenous malformations, and cordectomy for intractable pain. The results of this review should enhance further development and broaden application of an endoscope for various intradural pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-501
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Spine Surgery
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Cordotomy
  • Endoscope
  • Intradural extramedullary tumors
  • Tethered cord syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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