17 September 1993 Neuroendoscope laser stereotaxis for cystic and intraventricular lesions
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Proceedings Volume 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154946
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Endoscopic laser stereotaxis (ELS) involves integration of rigid-flexible endoscopy and Nd:YAG laser to 3-D - 2-D multiplanar image-guided stereotactic procedures. The major advantages of ELS include: minimally invasive (burrhole or small craniotomy surgery), direct intraoperative visualization, hemostasis, evacuation or resection assessment, and wide exploration of intracranial cavities or ventricles. ELS has been used in the management of 152 clinical cases including biopsy, aspiration, resection, and internal decompression of deep and subcortical intracranial lesions, and different types of fenestration procedures. Image-guidance combined with endoscopic techniques may offer a safe, accurate alternative to conventional neurosurgical procedures in treating small solid, cystic, and intraventricular lesions as well as fenestration procedures.
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Lucia J. Zamorano, Lucia J. Zamorano, Maria Cristina Chavantes, Maria Cristina Chavantes, Federico Moure, Federico Moure, } "Neuroendoscope laser stereotaxis for cystic and intraventricular lesions", Proc. SPIE 1894, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154946; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154946


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