Navigation Links
Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients
Date:10/1/2010

Surgeons at UW Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries. This groundbreaking, minimally invasive surgery is performed through the eye socket, thus eliminating the removal of the top of the skull to reach the brain. The findings were published in the September issue of Neurosurgery.

"By performing surgery through the eye socket, we eliminate the need for a full craniotomy [surgical opening through the skull], gain equivalent or better access to the front of the brain, and eliminate the large ear-to-ear scar associated with major brain surgery," said Dr. Chris Bergeron, assistant professor of surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, at UC San Diego Health System. "This novel technique is also critical to protecting major blood vessel structures and nerves, such as the optic and olfactory nerves."

In the TONES procedure, the surgeons make a small incision behind or through the eyelid. A tiny hole is then made through the paper-thin bone of the eye socket to reach the brain. This pathway permits repairs to be made without lifting the brain. The TONES approaches protect the nerves for sight, the nerves for smell, as well as the carotid and ophthalmic arteries.

"This approach has opened a new field of brain surgery," said study investigator, Dr. Kris Moe, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and professor of otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery at the Univerity of Washington. "The advantages to this transorbital approach are many, including less pain and faster recovery time for the patient."

Transnasal surgery, a technique performed through the nose, offers similar access to some areas of the brain, but means a more c
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Gregg-Hanson
sghanson@u.washington.edu
206-616-6730
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New invention could improve treatment for children with water on the brain
2. Toward the first nose drops to treat brain cancer
3. Brain cell communication: Why its so fast
4. Discovery of key pathway interaction may lead to therapies that aid brain growth and repair
5. New pathway identified in Parkinsons through brain imaging
6. OU study on genetics in fruit flies leads to new method for understanding brain function
7. Investigators discover a new hot spot for the genesis of signaling neurons in the adult brain
8. Brain cells determine obesity -- not lack of willpower: Study
9. Cockroach brains could be rich stores of new antibiotics
10. The brain speaks
11. Insect brains are rich stores of new antibiotics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients
(Date:7/22/2014)... A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on ... in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance ... in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered., "Of ... human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant ... of the negative consequences of obesity in mice, ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... New Rochelle, NY -- Stem cells offer much promise ... transplantation approaches stem cell survival is poor, limiting their ... improve the survival and optimize their therapeutic function after ... BioResearch Open Access , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary ... on the BioResearch Open Access website ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Curtin University-led research has shown squirrels have adapted to ... just as well, if not better, than their fellow ... Lecturer at Curtin,s Department of Environment & Agriculture, led ... to modify their behaviour in urban environments and prevent ... such as staying on the footpath. , "As ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Vanderbilt study shows therapeutic bacteria prevent obesity in mice 2New York squirrels are nuts about city life 2
... Using satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map ... are other local- and regional-scale forest canopy maps, the new ... on one uniform method. The map, based on data ... scientists build an inventory of how much carbon the world,s ...
... Spanish . Two good tips for preventing ... troughs and add chlorine to the water. That,s according ... the agency,s Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, ... a hydrologist at Bowling Green, and other colleagues. Stainless ...
... in French . Men who had a history ... cancer, according to a study carried out by researchers at INRSInstitut ... Montral, and McGill University. The findings, published in the Annals ... had a lower risk of lung cancer while those with a ...
Cached Biology News:First-of-its-kind map details the height of the globe's forests 2Dairy farmers can fight growing disease threat with chlorine and stainless steel 2Asthma and eczema sufferers have a lower risk of developing a cancer 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014   BioTE Medical , a leading ... hormone pellets, today announced the addition of Dr. ... Dr. Rouzier is joining the BioTE Medical Advisory ... Dr. Rouzier was residency trained in Family Medicine ... board certified emergency physician still practicing at a ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The DNA Spectrum Ancestry Map ... of history, migration, and culture. , Throughout his ... history stories stemming from Europe. His father passionately referred ... and 8mm home movies painted an elaborate picture of ... Steve ordered a test from DNA Spectrum to expand ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... e SHENZHEN , Cina, ... LTD, (BGI Tech), una filiale di BGI, la maggiore ... mondiale di un nuovo servizio di sequenziamento dell,intero esoma ... Complete Genomics. Complete Genomics, molto apprezzata ... di sequenziamento proprietarie con il 99.999% di precisione e ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... , July 22, 2014  Semler Scientific, ... emerging medical risk assessment company that develops patented ... and evaluating chronic diseases, today announced that it ... the open of U.S. financial markets on July 25, ... will host a conference call at 11 a.m. EDT, July ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 2Dr. Neal Rouzier Joins BioTE Medical 3DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 2DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 3DNA Test from DNA Spectrum Shows Heritage Like a Map of the Past 4BGI Tech lancia un servizio di sequenziamento dell'intero esoma umano sulla piattaforma avanzata di Complete Genomics 2Semler to Report Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on July 25, 2014 2
... Ganeden Biotech announced the sale of ... brands of probiotic dietary supplements to Schiff ...  Ganeden will also receive royalties on Schiff products containing ... rights to use Ganeden,s probiotic technology, GanedenBC30™, in the ...
... SHENZHEN, China, June 4, 2011 To aid the ... strain in Europe, BGI-Shenzhen and their collaborators at the ... genome assembly result built upon the sequencing data previously ... days. As one of the first genomes assembled using ...
... N.C., June 3, 2011 Recent biopharmaceutical product launches ... the cardiovascular therapeutic area. Faced with a continually evolving ... the biggest role in the current launch environment. ... explores the pivotal success factors and failure points facing ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ganeden Biotech Completes $40 Million Sale of Sustenex® and Digestive Advantage® Probiotic Brands 2Ganeden Biotech Completes $40 Million Sale of Sustenex® and Digestive Advantage® Probiotic Brands 3Further Analysis on Improved Genome Assembly Indicates the Outbreak E. coli has Complex Genetics With Resistance to at Least Eight Antibiotics 2Further Analysis on Improved Genome Assembly Indicates the Outbreak E. coli has Complex Genetics With Resistance to at Least Eight Antibiotics 3Creating a Road Map for Successful Cardiovascular New Product Launch 2
... Fluoroskan Ascent FL is ... and luminometric measurement technologies ... list of advanced features ... Luminoskan Ascent. Fluoroskan Ascent ...
...
... The Jouan MSC series of ... comfortable working conditions and certification to ... automatic regulation ensures that the cabinets ... working conditions. Natural lighting, low noise ...
... stands both present the shaker ... and help protect user safety. ... steel, these heavy-duty accessories are ... and minimize the vibration produced ...
Biology Products: