Frameless stereotactic biopsy for the brain tumor

D. H. Park, Jung Yul Park, Y. G. Chung, I. Y. Shin, H. K. Lee

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This study is presented, which examines the outcome, the duration of procedure, and complications of stereotactic brain biopsy performed with a frameless versus a frame based method. Between January 2001 and December 2005, 47 stereotactic biopsy procedures were performed. 18 of these were undertaken with a stereotactic frame and 29 were conducted with the technique of frameless stereotactic biopsy. Comparison of the smear specimen diagnosis with the final pathological diagnosis for each case and for each series revealed similar results for the two series. But, the anaesthetic time was dramatically reduced (>50% reduction) and complications were significantly fewer with the frameless stereotactic biposy. Even if we did not statistically prove the superiority of a frameless method, we validated the usefulness of it with this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
EditorsSun I. Kim, Tae Suk Suh
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540368397
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Aug 272006 Sep 1

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277


Other10th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, WC 2006
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Computer-associated surgery
  • Frameless stereotaxy
  • Neuronavigation
  • Stereotactic biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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