STEREOTAXIC INDICATIONS FOR NEURORADIOLOGICAL DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS

D BALERIAUX, PM PARIZEL, C MATOS, P DAVID, WO BANK

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Abstract

The modern neurodiagnostic techniques of MR imaging, CT scanning and angiography provide valuable morphological information that, although highly sensitive to tumour localisation, still lacks comparable specificity as to the exact histological nature of those lesions demonstrated. Biopsy remains necessary.

To patients with potentially inoperable lesions or lesions best treated by chemotherapy or irradiation, modern techniques of neurosurgery now offer the option of precise stereotactic biopsy through small twist-drill burr holes as opposed to open biopsy. The interrelationships between MR, CT, angiography and stereotactic biopsy and their respective roles in the establishment of a definitive diagnosis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
Volume124
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventSYMP ON STEREOTACTIC NEUROSURGERY : STATE OF THE ART - ANTWERP, Belgium
Duration: 27 Apr 1991 → …

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