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AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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Smartphone-Assisted Neuroendoscopy

Smartphones have changed the ways in which we live. They connect us with friends and families by phone, texts, and pictures. They warn us about what weather to expect and what traffic patterns we’ll face on our way to work. They keep us abreast of all the news of the day and in touch with colleagues and clients.

Here’s another item we can add to the list: smartphones can assist neurosurgeons in performing intricate surgeries. “Smartphone-assisted minimally invasive neurosurgery,” Mauricio Mandel, MD, and colleagues from São Paulo, Brazil, describe a smartphone-endoscope device for use in minimally invasive neurosurgery. These authors found the device easy to use, efficient, cost effective, and a great learning tool for less experienced neurosurgeons.

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Calendar/Courses

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

Surgical Approaches to Skull Base
April 26-28, 2018; St. Louis, MO

2018 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting
April 28-May 2, 2018; New Orleans

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