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Sterotactic Endoscopic-Assisted Removal of a Colloid Cyst

This video presents a Sterotactic Endoscopic-Assisted Removal of a Colloid Cyst using Advanced Intraoperative CT Imaging performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, by Dr. Amin Kassam.

The inauguration of a state-of-the-art, fully integrated neurosurgical operating room at UPMC Presbyterian, represents another first in the application of modern technologies to assist brain and spine surgery. This new hybrid surgical suite represents a fusion of multiple technologies designed to improve outcomes and reduce risks of brain and spinal surgery. In addition to a GE 64 slice scanner, the team has integrated other image-guided technologies with endoscopic assisted microsurgery tools as well as utilizing FULL-HD technology. Using these combined technologies, neurosurgical teams can accurately reach the depths of the brain and spine and remove lesions through small conduits and small surgical approaches. Intraoperative endoscopy and imaging improve the ability to resect safely lesions located in very delicate places. Intraoperative imaging has been used for thousands of cases at UPMC since 1981. This new surgical suite represents the future of neurosurgery brought to the present day. 

KARL STORZ Endoscopy is making this webcast recording available as part of their ongoing efforts to provide education and training in neurosurgical minimally invasive surgery.



Amin Kassam

Amin Kassam, MD

director of the Minimally Invasive endoNeurosurgery Center and co-director of the Center for Skull Base Surgery