Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report

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A New System for Neuronavigation and Stereotactic Biopsy Pantograph Stereotactic Localization and Guidance System

Saeid Abrishamkar, Houshang Moin, Mohammadreza Safavi, Azim Honarmand, Mahmood Hajibabaie, Elham K Haghighi, Salman Abbasifard


Everyday, neurosurgeons face the problem of orientation within the brain but the advent of stereotactic surgery and neuronavigation have solved this problem. Frame-based stereotactic systems (FBSS) and neuronavigation systems have their own strengths and priority and pitfalls, which were the main driving force for us to design a new system. This hybrid system comprises three main parts: main frame, monitoring system, and pantograph, which are connected to each other and to the operating table by particular attachments. For using this system, after performing CT SCAN or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) the axial view will be transferred to Liquid Cristal Display (LCD). In the operating room, the head of the patient fixes to the operating table and registration is completed by two arms of pantograph. We made a simulation operation with our system on an occipital cavernous angioma and a frontal oligodendroglioma. The software, which have been used for simulation were as follows; Poser (version-7), Catia (version 5- R18), and 3 Dimension Max (version 2008). The accuracy of this system is approximately two millimeter. The advantages of this system are: easy to use, much less expensive, and compatible with different devices, which may be needed during neurosurgical operation. For countries that do not have the opportunity to have sophisticated technology and neuronavigation system, we believe that our system is a one-stop solution.

Keywords: Neuronavigation, pantograph, stereotactic surgery

Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report | Jul-Dec 2011 | Vol-3 | Issue-2
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