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New approach for endoscopic stereotactic brain surgery using high-power laser
Author(s): Taisuke Otsuki M.D.; Takashi Yoshimoto M.D.
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Paper Abstract

A new approach for the endoscopic stereotactic laser surgery using open-system endoscopy; i.e., employing a stereotactic guiding tube and fine endoscopes, is described. Accurate resection of deep-seated intra-axial brain lesions was achieved using Nd:Yag and CO2 lasers with efficient hemostasis under CT/MR image guidance. Stereotactic endoscopic laser surgery is considered a promising new method for the treatment of deep-seated brain pathologies for which biopsy or irradiation was the only therapeutic method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1420, Optical Fibers in Medicine VI, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43886
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Taisuke Otsuki M.D., Miyagi National Hospital (Japan)
Takashi Yoshimoto M.D., Tohoku Univ. School of Medicine (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1420:
Optical Fibers in Medicine VI
Abraham Katzir, Editor(s)

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