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Call for Papers

Endoscopy plays an important part in current minimally invasive neurosurgery. The concepts, indications, and standards of current neuroendoscopy were developed in the beginning of the 1990s by several groups of neurosurgeons. Several factors contributed to its success and acceptance, including technical development, influence of other disciplines, and adaptation to neurosurgical requirements. Nowadays the main goal of the development of new operative strategies is to minimize the approach and to introduce minimal invasive techniques in neurosurgery. Thereby neuroendoscopy plays an important role and is under debate.

We invite investigators to contribute original articles on research and development of endoscopic techniques in neurosurgery. This includes endoscopic procedures intracranial and spinal as well. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Endoscopy in therapy of hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic assisted skull base surgery
  • Endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches to skull base and sellar region
  • Endoscopy in peripheral nerves
  • Endoscopy in spinal surgery
  • Development of new endoscopic devices and instruments

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 4 January 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 29 March 2013
Publication DateFriday, 24 May 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Joachim Oertel, Neurosurgical Department, Saarland University, 66421 Homburg, Germany

Guest Editors

  • Chandrashekhar Eknath Deopujari, Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Bombay, India
  • Guiseppe Cinalli, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital Santobono, Via Mario Fiore 6, 80129 Napoli, Italy
  • John Y.K. Lee, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, 235 South Eighth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA