Results and expectations with image-integrated brainstem stereotactic biopsy.

@article{Kondziolka1995ResultsAE,
  title={Results and expectations with image-integrated brainstem stereotactic biopsy.},
  author={Douglas Kondziolka and L D Lunsford},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={558-62}
}
BACKGROUND The histologic diagnosis of an intrinsic brainstem tumor remains problematic due to controversies in methods of biopsy. Despite the widespread use of biopsy techniques, stereotactic brain stem biopsy has received limited attention due to potential morbidity and limited sample size. METHODS To evaluate the safety and efficacy of brain stem stereotactic biopsy using a dedicated computed tomography (CT)-stereotactic operating room suite, we reviewed our outcomes in 40 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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