Complications of CT-guided stereotactic biopsy of intra-axial brain lesions.

@article{Bernstein1994ComplicationsOC,
  title={Complications of CT-guided stereotactic biopsy of intra-axial brain lesions.},
  author={Mark Bernstein and Andrew G. Parrent},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={165-8}
}
A series of 300 consecutive stereotactic biopsies for intra-axial brain lesions performed by one neurosurgeon was critically analyzed regarding complications of the procedure. Complications were incurred by a total of 19 patients (6.3%). Five patients (1.7%) died following the procedure, all due to intracranial hypertension: one from subarachnoid hemorrhage, one from intracerebral hemorrhage, and three from increased edema without hemorrhage. The three patients who died without hemorrhage all… CONTINUE READING