Neurosurgical Equipment



Neurosurgical Equipment

Presented by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' Foundation

ENDOSCOPY Equipment distributed by Storz Company which will be part of the Instrumentation and material promoted by the WFNS Foundation, especially for developing countries.

These specifications were up-dated on March 5, 2012.

  • TELE Pack X, endoscopic video unit for use TELECAM one-chip camera.
  • Hi-Lux light source, 15” LCD TFT screen.
  • USB/SD memory module, color system PAL/NTSC, with integrated Image Processing module.
  • TELECAM, 1-Chip Camera Head, Color System PAL, with integrated Parfocal-Zoom focal length f=14-28mm.
  • “HandyPro” Neuro-Endoscope, with detachable handle, for freehand operating maneuvers, with three working channels, for irrigation/suction and instrument size 1.3 mm, for use with temlescope.
  • 1 HOPKINS II Forward oblique Telescope 0°, enlarged view, diameter 2mm, length 26 cm, fiber optic light transmission incorporated.
  • 2 Ventriculostomy Forceps, 1.0 mm, 30 cm.
  • 1 Unipolar Coagulating Electrode, semi-rigid, Diameter 1.3 mm, 30 cm.
  • 1 Unipolar High Frequency Cpord, with 5 mm plug for UF unit, models Karl Storz. AUTOCON System, length 300cm.
  • 1 Plastic container for sterilization.
  • 1 Fiber Optic Light Cable, diameter 3.5 mm, length 230 cm.

Contact persons:

Sara Mäntele [], in Tutlingen, Germany, from Storz Company

Teresa Chen , Office Manager, WFNS Central Office , World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
5, rue du Marché
1260 Nyon, Vaud,Switzerland
Tel:  +41 (0) 22 3624303
Fax: +41 (0) 22 3624352
Pr. Maurice Choux,


The idea to design a Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments originated because of observations made of the extremely difficult conditions under which neurosurgeons of the world's poorest countries have to work. One of the most prominent problems is the lack of appropriate neurosurgical instruments. Furthermore, these countries suffer from a shortage of specialized neurosurgeons who can train other surgeons and residents to optimize the treatment and thereby also the outcome for neurosurgical patients.

With this Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments, WFNS, together with Aesculap, has initiated a worldwide project. It provides an attractive platform for sponsoring adequate neurosurgical instruments in countries that are in great need of such equipment.

This set of instruments can be used for the most common neurosurgical procedures. Along with the Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments, the WFNS Foundation also provides basic neurosurgical training for general surgeons who must render such services in developing countries. It is also our intention to help neurosurgeons improve the standards of neurosurgical procedures in hospitals of developing countries.
We hope to find numerous sponsors who will purchase this Basic Set of Neurosurgical Instruments and thereby support physicians in economically challenged countries who are devoted to neurosurgery and neurosurgical patients.
I am extremely grateful to both Bernhard L. Bauer, M.D., former Professor of Neurosurgery at Philipps-University in Marburg, Germany, and Aesculap, for helping me to realize this project.
Madjid Samii
Honorary & Past President of WFNS Foundation
Geneve February 2005