Computer- and robot-assisted resection of thalamic astrocytomas in children.

  title={Computer- and robot-assisted resection of thalamic astrocytomas in children.},
  author={James M. Drake and M M Joy and Alec S. Goldenberg and D. Kreindler},
  volume={29 1},
Six children ranging in age from 2 to 10 years who harbored deep benign astrocytomas were operated upon using a computer- and robot-assisted system. A radical excision was achieved in all cases with no significant morbidity nor any mortality. The system consists of an interactive, three-dimensional display of computed tomographic image contours and digitized cerebral angiograms taken using the Brown-Roberts-Wells stereotactic frame. The surgical retractor is held and manipulated using a PUMA… CONTINUE READING

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