stereotactic surgery


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ster·e·o·tax·y

(ster'ē-ō-tak'sē),
A precise method of identifying nonvisualized anatomic structures by use of three-dimensional coordinates; more frequently used for brain and spinal surgery.

stereotactic surgery

any of several techniques for the production of sharply circumscribed lesions in specific tiny areas of pathological tissue in deep-seated structures of the central nervous system. The site to be worked on is localized with three-dimensional coordinates. Methods of producing lesions include heat, cold, x-rays, and ultrasound. Also called stereotaxic surgery.

ster·e·o·tax·y

(ster'ē-ō-tak'sē)
A precise method of destroying deep-seated brain structures located by use of three-dimensional coordinates.
Synonym(s): stereoencephalotomy, stereotactic surgery, stereotaxic surgery, stereotaxis (3) .
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In traditional frame-based stereotactic surgery, the patients must tolerate frame fixation during the perioperative stage.
Although implantation of encapsulated cells is a new method for treating Alzheimer's disease, our extensive experience in stereotactic surgery at Karolinska University Hospital enables us to perform the procedure in a safe and controlled manner," says Professor Bengt Linderoth at the Department of Neurosurgery.
Technological advances have made it possible to implant neuro stimulation devices with or without stereotactic surgery to treat a wide range of neurological symptoms as well as to provide relief to patients by means of cochlear implants, cortical and deep brain stimulators, and systems for spinal cord, vagus, and gastric nerve stimulation.
He first installed CT and MRI which was followed by Gamma Knife for stereotactic surgery.
The RPEs were implanted using MRI-guided stereotactic surgery with the patients under general anesthesia.

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