Diagnosis of suspected intracranial metastases. Role of direct tissue examination.

@article{Carter1996DiagnosisOS,
  title={Diagnosis of suspected intracranial metastases. Role of direct tissue examination.},
  author={Bob S. Carter and G R Harsh},
  journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America},
  year={1996},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          425-33
        }
}
Accurate histologic diagnosis is often critical to the appropriate choice of treatment of patients suspected of harboring brain metastases. In most cases, frame based stereotactic biopsy can provide an accurate histologic diagnosis with minimal risk of morbidity. In addition, newer modalities allow for efficient coupling of stereotactic biopsy with treatment in a single session. These include frameless stereotactic systems that facilitate the combination of open biopsy and resection as well as… CONTINUE READING

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