The Role of Stereotactic Biopsy in the Management of Gliomas

  title={The Role of Stereotactic Biopsy in the Management of Gliomas},
  author={Douglas Kondziolka and L D Lunsford},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
Neurosurgeons must use accurate diagnostic techniques that confirm characteristics of individual glial neoplasms before recommending specific treatments. These diagnostic methods must reach all brain locations and be appropriate for patients of all ages and medical conditions. We believe that CT- or MR-based stereotactic biopsy is the best way to guide management in patients who do not require craniotomy for tumor mass effect. As our understanding of the biology of different tumors increases… CONTINUE READING

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