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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 898762, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/898762
Clinical Study

Endoscopic Evacuation of Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage via Keyhole Approach Using an Adjustable Cannula in Comparison with Craniotomy

Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University, 98 Nan Tong West Road, Yangzhou, Jiangsu 225001, China

Received 9 February 2014; Revised 20 April 2014; Accepted 24 April 2014; Published 18 May 2014

Academic Editor: Eberval G. Figueiredo

Copyright © 2014 Heng-Zhu Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Neuroendoscopic (NE) surgery as a minimal invasive treatment for basal ganglia hemorrhage is a promising approach. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of NE approach using an adjustable cannula to treat basal ganglia hemorrhage. In this study, we analysed the clinical and radiographic outcomes between NE group (21 cases) and craniotomy group (30 cases). The results indicated that NE surgery might be an effective and safe approach for basal ganglia haemorrhage, and it is also suggested that NE approach may improve good functional recovery. However, NE approach only suits the selected patient, and the usefulness of NE approach needs further randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate.