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Biopsy of the brain

Biopsy of the brain

Biopsy - the most important diagnostic method in oncology, as it had been accurately answer the question, benign or malignant tumors. However, the importance of this method in neurosurgery is not as significant as in other areas of oncology. This is primarily due to the fact that whatever the brain tumor - malignant or benign - it should be removed.

A biopsy of the brain requires special accuracy of tumor localization as well as damage to important brain structures may have unpredictable consequences.

A biopsy of the brain is to remove a small piece of the tumor with a needle which is introduced into the interior of the tumor. In order to introduce the needle into the brain, the skull of doing is a small hole. The very tip is brought to the right place with the help of the so-called stereotaxis under the control of the computer.

Sterotaksicheskaya system allows you to enter tools, including biopsy needle precisely to the location of the tumor.

The procedure for brain biopsy is performed under general anesthesia.

Disadvantages of a biopsy of the brain:

This invasive procedure and it involves a complication of surgery and anesthesia.

A biopsy involves removing a small piece of the brain that is associated with the trauma.
After a biopsy of the brain is a small "scar", which can cause seizures.

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