Role of frameless stereotaxy in the surgical treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: technique and outcomes in a controlled study of 44 consecutive patients.

@article{Russell2002RoleOF,
  title={Role of frameless stereotaxy in the surgical treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations: technique and outcomes in a controlled study of 44 consecutive patients.},
  author={Stephen Mims Russell and Henry H. Woo and Seth S. Joseffer and Jafar J. Jafar},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 1 Suppl},
  pages={
          445-53; discussion 453-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a frameless stereotactic technique used to resect cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and to determine whether frameless stereotaxy during AVM resection could decrease operative times, minimize intraoperative blood losses, reduce postoperative complications, and improve surgical outcomes. METHODS Data for 44 consecutive patients with surgically resected cerebral AVMs were retrospectively reviewed. The first 22 patients underwent resection without stereotaxy… CONTINUE READING