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Use of transparent plastic tubular retractor in surgery for deep brain lesions: a case series.

@article{Herrera2010UseOT,
  title={Use of transparent plastic tubular retractor in surgery for deep brain lesions: a case series.},
  author={Sebastian R. Herrera and John H. Shin and Michael Chan and Pelagia E. Kouloumberis and Eduardo Goellner and Konstantin V. Slavin},
  journal={Surgical technology international},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={
          47-50
        }
}
Brain tissue retraction is frequently required to reach deep intra-axial lesions, and the quest for an ideal retractor that would protect the underlying brain tissue continues. Despite the availability of multiple retractors, the incidence of brain retraction injury remains high and has been reported to be 5% to 10%. A recently developed transparent tubular retractor appears to provide several advantages in surgery for deep intra-axial tumors and intracerebral hematomas. We used a new… 

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