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Rodolfo Casimiro Reis, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Marilia Wellichan Mancini, Luciana Almeida-Lopes, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, and Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto

OBJECT

Ventricular neuroendoscopy represents an important advance in the treatment of hydrocephalus. High-power (surgical) Nd:YAG laser and low-level laser therapy (using 685-nm-wavelength diode laser) have been used in conjunction with neuroendoscopy with favorable results. This study evaluated the use of surgical 980-nm-wavelength diode laser for the neuroendoscopic treatment of ventricular diseases.

METHODS

Nine patients underwent a neuroendoscopic procedure with 980-nm diode laser. Complications and follow-up were recorded.

RESULTS

Three in-hospital postoperative complications were recorded (1 intraventricular hemorrhage and 2 meningitis cases). The remaining 6 patients had symptom improvement after endoscopic surgery and were discharged from the hospital within 24–48 hours after surgery. Patients were followed for an average of 14 months: 1 patient developed meningitis and another died suddenly at home. The other patients did well and were asymptomatic until the last follow-up consultation.

CONCLUSIONS

The 980-nm diode laser is considered an important therapeutic tool for endoscopic neurological surgeries. This study showed its application in different ventricular diseases.