A simple, safe and effective surface marking and targeting method combined with intraoperative ultrasonography for small subcortical intracranial lesions.

Kazanci A. , Gurcan O., Gurcay A., Bozkurt I., Algin O. , Turkoglu O., ...More

Journal of neurosurgical sciences, vol.63, no.3, pp.270-279, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s0390-5616.16.03336-1
  • Title of Journal : Journal of neurosurgical sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.270-279


BACKGROUND: Accurately locating small subcortical brain lesions is very important for maximal surgical resection with minimal neurological damage. Intraoperative MRI has proved to be more precise than ultrasound, it is relatively expensive and is not available in all centers. Herein we describe a new, simple, safe and effective method for determining a small skin incision and craniotomy via skin staples combined with intraoperative ultrasonography to determine the margins, vascularity and residue of the lesion.