Optical needle endoscope for safe and precise stereotactically guided biopsy sampling in neurosurgery.

Abstract

Proper treatment of deep seated brain tumors requires correct histological diagnosis which unambiguously necessitates biopsy sampling. Stereotactically guided sampling of biopsies is widely used but bears the danger of incorrect sampling locations and damage to intracerebral blood vessels. Here, we present a minimally invasive contact endoscopic probe that… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.026117

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@article{Goebel2012OpticalNE, title={Optical needle endoscope for safe and precise stereotactically guided biopsy sampling in neurosurgery.}, author={Werner Goebel and David Brucker and Yvonne Kienast and Ann Johansson and Gesa Knieb{\"u}hler and Adrian R{\"u}hm and Sabina Eigenbrod and Stefan Fischer and Marcus G{\"o}tz and Friedrich-Wilhelm Kreth and Andr{\'e} Ehrhardt and Herbert Stepp and Klaus-Martin Irion and Jochen Herms}, journal={Optics express}, year={2012}, volume={20 24}, pages={26117-26} }