Objective: To describe the small-chamber irrigation technique (SCIT) for intraoperative endoscopic management of intraventricular hemorrhage.
Methods: The SCIT was used in intraventricular surgery for hydrocephalus, intraventricular tumors requiring biopsy, arachnoid cysts, and colloid cysts.
Results: Intraventricular hemorrhage was successfully managed endoscopically with a combination of the SCIT, routine irrigation, and coagulation, allowing for completion of the primary procedures.
Conclusion: The SCIT is a powerful tool that the neuroendoscopist can use for visualization to achieve hemostasis when performing intraventricular endoscopic surgery.
From: The Small-Chamber Irrigation Technique (SCIT): A Simple Maneuver for Managing Intraoperative Hemorrhage During Endoscopic Intraventricular Surgery by Manwaring et al.