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Resection of tumors in the third ventricle and thalamus by laser endoscopy: report of three cases
Author(s): Zhi-Qiang Li; Han-Jie Li; Chan-Yuan Li
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Paper Abstract

Common intraventricular operation often brings about some server complications such as high fever, lost of consciousness, stress ulcer and serious encephaledema etc. this is changing with the development of minimally invasive neurosurgery. SLT contact laser has advantages of little thermal effect, slight brain tissue injury and working normally in liquid environment. Endoscopy makes it possible that the operation can be carried out in tiny space. Combination of both techniques mentioned above leads to convenient removal of cerebral tumors in vital part of the brain like ventricle, thalamus and cerebellopontile angle et at. with little even without brian harm or no complications. The article reports three cases of patient of grain tumors in the third ventricle and thalamus and underwent such operations. It also discusses the indications of this kind of operation and presented the experience about this aspect.

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Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3344, 1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330140
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Zhi-Qiang Li, Anhui Medical Univ. (China)
Han-Jie Li, Anhui Medical Univ. (China)
Chan-Yuan Li, Anhui Medical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3344:
1997 Shanghai International Conference on Laser Medicine and Surgery
Jing Zhu, Editor(s)

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