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Stereotactic biopsy procedures for brain tumor diagnosis.

Authors
  • Brady, S
  • Thornhill, A
  • Colapinto, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
AORN Journal
Publisher
Wiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
65
Issue
5
Identifiers
PMID: 9145165
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Stereotactic biopsy procedures, in which a computer-based, three-dimensional-image-guided system accurately locates patients' brain tumors, are relatively new diagnostic methods. Complications from stereotactic biopsy procedures are minimal compared with open craniotomy procedures because they are performed with local anesthesia. Perioperative nurses should have knowledge of and be trained in stereotactic biopsy procedures to ensure optimal care for patients undergoing these procedures.

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