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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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MENESES, Murilo S. et al. Stereotactic surgery for intracranial lesions: diagnosis and treatment. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1996, vol.54, n.1, pp.64-70. ISSN 0004-282X.

The authors present a study about 50 stereotactic procedures for intracranial lesions. In 12 cases stereotaxis was used as a treatment: stereotactic surgical resection (5 patients) and aspiration of lesions (7 patients). This study confirms the great accuracy and low morbidity of the stereotactic techniques. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging determinate the precise stereotactic coordinates, but in some cases it is necessary to perform stereo-angiography. The stereotactic surgical resection of brain tumors allows the treatment of deep lesions or located at functional areas and considered to be inoperable before. The related literature is discussed.

Keywords : stereotaxis; brain tumors; biopsy; microsurgery.

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