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Microscope and Mouthpiece

Last Updated: March 2, 2020

Figure 1: Microscope is one of the most intimate companions of the neurosurgeon in the operating room. An in-depth understanding of its use is warranted.

The Principles of Using the Operating Room Microscope

The microscope is an integral facet of aneurysm surgery as it provides relatively flexible, but fully stereoscopic, magnified, and well-illuminated views of the surgical field when properly used to conduct microsurgery and not macrosurgery. Once the surgeon has had enough practice and operating time, the microscope should be virtually like an extension of his o...