Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Department of Neuroendoscopy
Pineal Tumor, Dr. Jho's Endoscopic Pineal Tumor Surgery: Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Surgery
Dr. Jho's Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Approaches to the Pineal Tumors
Professor & Chair, Department of Neuroendoscopy
Jho Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Dr. Jho's minimally invasive endoscopic approachs to the pineal tumors
Dr. Jho's minimally invasive surgery utilizes endoscopic approaches either via a supracerebellar approach (with a small skin incision behind the ear) or a transventricular approach (with a small skin insion at the frontal area) for pineal tumors.
1. Endoscopic supracerebellar approach via a small incision
Through a small incision behind the ear, a tiny opening is made at the skull. An endoscope is advanced towards tumor by following the tentorium. The tumor is then removed under endoscopic visualization.
2. Endoscopic transventricular removal of the tumor via a small incision
A small hole is made at the frontal area via a short straight skin incision. An endoscope is advanced towards tumor through the ventricle. Tumor removal is often limited to biopsy with this technique. Third ventriculostomy can be performed if obstructive hydrocephalus is present.
For referral information or appointment for consultation contact:
Practice Manager: Robin A. Coret
e-mail : Drjho@ahn.org
Tel : (412) 359-6110
Fax : (412) 359-8339
Address : JHO Institute for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Department of Neuroendoscopy
Sixth Floor, South Tower
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4772
Dr. Jho via e-mail Drjho@ahn.org
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