Impact of Stereotactic Biopsy in HIV Patients.

  title={Impact of Stereotactic Biopsy in HIV Patients.},
  author={Johanna Quick-Weller and Gerrit Kann and Stephanie Lescher and Lioba Imoehl and Volker Seifert and Lutz Martin Weise and H. -R. Brodt and Gerhard Willy Marquardt},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
OBJECTIVE During their disease a significant number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients develop neurologic symptoms due to intracerebral pathologies. Entities commonly found are toxoplasmosis, lymphomas, or progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. In some patients, diagnosis is not feasible with imaging alone, requiring biopsy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of stereotactic biopsy in HIV patients on adjustment of therapy. METHODS Between January… CONTINUE READING