Accuracy of frameless and frame-based image-guided stereotactic brain biopsy in the diagnosis of glioma: comparison of biopsy and open resection specimen.

@article{Woodworth2005AccuracyOF,
  title={Accuracy of frameless and frame-based image-guided stereotactic brain biopsy in the diagnosis of glioma: comparison of biopsy and open resection specimen.},
  author={Graeme F Woodworth and Matthew J. McGirt and Amer Samdani and Ira M. Garonzik and Alessandro Olivi and Jon D. Weingart},
  journal={Neurological research},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={358-62}
}
OBJECTIVES Tissue heterogeneity and rapid tumor progression may decrease the accuracy a prognostic value of stereotactic brain biopsy in the diagnosis of gliomas. Correct tumor grading is therefore dependent on the accuracy of biopsy needle placement. There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of frameless image-guided stereotactic brain biopsy; however, its accuracy in the diagnosis of glioma remains unstudied. METHODS The diagnoses of 21 astrocytic brain tumors were derived using… CONTINUE READING

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