Stereotactic biopsy and resection of thalamic astrocytomas.

  title={Stereotactic biopsy and resection of thalamic astrocytomas.},
  author={Patrick D. Kelly},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={185-94; discussion 194-5}
In this study of 72 patients who had histologically verified thalamic astrocytomas, 44 patients underwent stereotactic serial biopsy, 22 underwent stereotactic resection of the neoplasm, and an additional 6 patients underwent stereotactic biopsy followed by stereotactic resection of the tumor at a later date. Of the 50 patients who underwent stereotactic biopsy, 3 were neurologically worse after the procedure (morbidity, 6%), and 3 additional patients with Grade 4 astrocytomas who… CONTINUE READING


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