Endoport-assisted surgical evacuation of a deep-seated cerebral abscess

Shayan Moosa, Dale Ding, Panagiotis Mastorakos, Jason P. Sheehan, Kenneth C. Liu, Robert M. Starke

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Abstract

Conventional surgical treatment for cerebral abscesses includes craniotomy or stereotactic aspiration. Deep-seated, large abscesses pose a challenge to neurosurgeons, due to the risk of injury to the cortex and white matter tracts secondary to the brain retraction necessary to access the lesion. The endoport is a tubular conduit that can be employed for minimally invasive approaches to deep-seated intracranial lesions, and it may reduce the length of dural opening, size of corticotomy, and retraction-related injury. In this technical note, we present the first report of an adult with a deep cerebral abscess which was successfully treated with endoport-assisted surgical evacuation. The endoport has been shown to be useful for the treatment of other intracranial pathologies, and we believe that this technology may be employed for the evacuation of appropriately selected cerebral abscesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume53
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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Moosa, S., Ding, D., Mastorakos, P., Sheehan, J. P., Liu, K. C., & Starke, R. M. (2018). Endoport-assisted surgical evacuation of a deep-seated cerebral abscess. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 53, 269-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2018.04.028