Computer-assisted stereotactic biopsy of intracranial lesions

D. H. Davis, P. J. Kelly, W. R. Marsh, B. A. Kall, S. J. Goerss

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Abstract

The use of a computer program that allows the integration of stereotactically gathered CT, MRI and digital angiographic data in the planning of a biopsy trajectory is described. This system has been used to perform 447 stereotactic biopsies in 439 patients. Intracranial hemorrhages occurred in three patients; combined morbidity and mortality was less than 1%. Incorporation of angiographic data and visualization of the surgical trajectory enhances the safety and accuracy of stereotactic biopsy of intracranial lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Neurophysiology
Volume50
Issue number1-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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