Minim Invasive Neurosurg 1998; 41(2): 79-80
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1052021
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A Malleable Endoscopic Suction Instrument: Technical Note

E. H. Frank, B. R. Ragel
  • Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
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Publication Date:
18 March 2008 (online)


Flexible endoscopes are being employed for a variety of neurosurgical procedures. These instruments have drawbacks, especially in their ability to evacuate clotted blood. We have attempted to rethink the design of these instruments and have developed a malleable endoscopic suction instrument. This has proved to be helpful in a variety of intracranial and intraspinal procedures.