Is intraoperative ultrasound required in cervical spinal tumors? A prospective study.

@article{Tokta2013IsIU,
  title={Is intraoperative ultrasound required in cervical spinal tumors? A prospective study.},
  author={Zafer Orkun Toktaş and Soner Sahin and Orkun Koban and Mehmet Sorar and Denız Konya},
  journal={Turkish neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={600-6}
}
AIM To determine the role of intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUSG) in the surgical management of patients with intradural spinal tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with intradural spinal cord tumors were surgically treated under intraoperative ultrasonographic guidance between January 2007 and May 2011. Guidance with IOUSG was used in 26 patients, of which 14 fourteen had extramedullary and 12 had intramedullary tumors. Intraoperative ultrasound assistance was used to localize… CONTINUE READING