Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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NASSER, JOSÉ AUGUSTO et al. Image guided stereotactic biopsy of central nervous system lesions. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1998, vol.56, n.2, pp.206-211. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1998000200007.
In a series of 44 image guided stereotactic biopsy from August 1995 until March 1997, findings were as follows (frequency order). Tumors, glioblastoma was the most frequent. Primary lymphoma and other conditions associated to AIDS. Metastasis, three cases. Vasculites, two cases. Arachnoid cyst, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, cortical degeneration, inespecific calcification (one case each). The age varied from 1 to 83 years. Forty one lesions were supratentorial, two infratentorial, and one was outside the brain (dura and skull) and we used stereotaxy to localize it. There was no mortality and morbidity was 2.3%. The literature is reviewed. We conclude that this procedure is safe and highly diagnostic.
Keywords : stereotactic brain biopsy; glioma; brain metastasis; lymphoma; CNS infections.