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Neuroendoscope laser stereotaxis for cystic and intraventricular lesions
Author(s): Lucia J. Zamorano; Maria Cristina Chavantes; Federico Moure
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Paper Abstract

Endoscopic laser stereotaxis (ELS) involves integration of rigid-flexible endoscopy and Nd:YAG laser to 3-D - 2-D multiplanar image-guided stereotactic procedures. The major advantages of ELS include: minimally invasive (burrhole or small craniotomy surgery), direct intraoperative visualization, hemostasis, evacuation or resection assessment, and wide exploration of intracranial cavities or ventricles. ELS has been used in the management of 152 clinical cases including biopsy, aspiration, resection, and internal decompression of deep and subcortical intracranial lesions, and different types of fenestration procedures. Image-guidance combined with endoscopic techniques may offer a safe, accurate alternative to conventional neurosurgical procedures in treating small solid, cystic, and intraventricular lesions as well as fenestration procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154946
Show Author Affiliations
Lucia J. Zamorano, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Maria Cristina Chavantes, Wayne State Univ. and Univ. of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Federico Moure, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1894:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology
Abund Ottokar Wist, Editor(s)

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