Stereotactic-Guided Dilatable Endoscopic Port Surgery for Deep-Seated Brain Tumors: Technical Report with Comparative Case Series Analysis.


Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, Lexington Medical Center, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Deep-seated brain tumors are often best treated by primary surgical excision. Traditional microsurgical techniques can cause retraction injury and require extensive brain dissection. To mitigate this risk, stereotactic-guided tubular retractors were developed; however, the risk of shear injury remains. We created a stereotactic-guided dilatable port system to create a corridor for deep brain tumor surgery along the trajectory of a brain needle to minimize iatrogenic brain injury.


Brain tumor,Colloid cyst,Endoscopic port,Iatrogenic brain injury,Stereotactic,