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Neuroendoscopy of the Central Nervous System

George I. Jallo, James E. Conway, László Bognár
140 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 7 x 10"
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The introduction of the endoscope for neurosurgical procedures began with great promise. It was developed to provide a magnified anatomical view of the ventricular system in a minimally invasive manner. The early endoscopes were too primitive for the majority of procedures performed today. The advent of illumination, optical systems, and modern endoscopes allow the neurosurgeon to perform these previously inoperable cases. This book introduces all aspects of the modern endoscope system, physics of optics, and all the techniques of intracranial neuroendoscopy. This is a must-have book for all levels of surgeons, residents, operating room staff, and anyone who wants to learn about endoscopy and its potential applications.


  • G. Narenthiran MB ChB BSc(MedSci) MRCSE, Southampton, Annals of Neurosurgery, 2009, 9(4): 1 (2009):
    "What is the role of books in a rapidly advancing field as neurosurgery? While the latest facts can be gleaned from journals, books are still indispensable. Good books not only deliver a coherent narrative on the subject matter but also inspire the reader. In ‘Neuroendoscopy of the Central Nervous system’, the seasoned neuroendoscopist will find useful information to enhance his/her practice. The book is well written and beautifully illustrated...I think every resident should own a copy of this book. Those running neuroendoscopic courses might consider including this book in their course manual. I am sure this book would be the foundation of many future neuroendoscopists and congratulate the authors on a fine accomplishment."

  • Chapter 1
    History of Neuroendoscopy
    Khan W. Li, Joseph C. Noggle, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 2
    Neuroendoscopic Optics
    W. Stanley Anderson
  • Chapter 3
    Equipment for Neuroendoscopic Procedures
    Daniel M. Sciubba, Joseph C. Noggle, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 4
    Ventricular Anatomy
    James E. Conway, Clinton J. Baird, Khan W. Li, Ira M. Garonzik, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 5
    Surgical Approaches for Neuroendoscopic Procedures
    James E. Conway, Clinton J. Baird, Khan W. Li, Ira M. Garonzik, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 6
    Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
    Violette M. Renard, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 7
    Endoscopic Shunt Placement
    Violette M. Renard, Joseph C. Noggle, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 8
    Khan W. Li, Clinton J. Baird, James E. Conway, Joseph C. Noggle, George I. Jallo
  • Chapter 9
    Fenestration of Cystic Collections
    Clinton J. Baird, Joseph C. Noggle, Edward S. Ahn
  • Chapter 10
    Ventricular Tumor Biopsy and Resection
    Daniel M. Sciubba, Joseph C. Noggle, George I. Jallo
  • Index

About The Authors

George I. Jallo

George I Jallo, MD received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, 1991. He then completed his residency at New York University Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 1998. He completed advanced fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery under the tutelage of Dr. Fred Epstein at Beth Israel Medical Center. He then continued as a staff neurosurgeon until he accepted his current position. He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University where he is also the Clinical Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

  • He specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopy, and key-hole surgery.
  • He is also a world authority on intramedullary spinal cord tumors and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
  • He has received numerous awards both institutionally and nationally for his recognized work in the field of pediatric neurosurgery.
  • His research interests are brainstem and spinal cord tumors in animal models. He has developed the only animal models for these diseases in attempts of finding a cure for these tumors.
  • He is an active participant and member of the American and International Societies of Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

James E. Conway

James E. Conway, MD, PhD received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001. He then completed his residency in neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008. During his training he has concentrated his studies on neuro-oncology and has been an NIH funded neuro-oncology fellow.

  • He is director of skull base neurosurgery and cerebrovascular neurosurgery at the Brain and Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • He specializes in neuro-oncology and skull base surgery. He is particularly interested in the applications of minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopy to these fields.
  • His research interests include anatomic studies of skull base approaches and their clinical applications.

László Bognár

László Bognár, MD, is Chairman and Director of the Neurosurgery Clinic and Gamma Unit at Debrecen University (DEOEC), Hungary; acts as an advisor and consultant neurosurgeon at the National Institute of Neurosurgery of Hungary; and is currently the President of the College of Hungarian Neurosurgeons. Formerly the Head of the Pediatric Neurosurgical Department in the National Institute of Neurosurgery of Hungary, he has also held positions in France, including the Hôpital Foch. He is massively experienced in pediatric neurosurgery and neuro-oncology and is published extensively in these fields.

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