Treatment of deep-seated cerebral lesions by stereotactic craniotomy

Önk A., Aykol Ş., KAYMAZ A. M., Doǧulu F., Cemil B., Kardeş Ö.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.14, no.1, pp.23-28, 2003 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-28
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: To investigate the role of stereotactic craniotomy in the management of deep-seated cerebral lesions. Method: Between March 1998 and April 2001 stereotactic craniotomy and microsurgical lesion resection was performed in 11 patients with intracranial lesions that were deep-seated. There were 6 males and 5 females and their ages ranged from 6 to 56 years. All procedures were done with a Fischer stereotactic system. Results: Astrocytoma was diagnosed pathologically in 4 patients, abscess in 2 patients, germinoma in 2 patients, cavernoma in 2 patients and small cell carcinoma (ca) metastasis in 1 patient. Total resection was accomplished in all cases, with postoperative imaging confirming complete removal. There were no surgical mortalities or serious complications. Conclusion: Stereotactic craniotomy and microsurgical resection is a reliable method to obtain good outcomes in the treatment of deep-seated cerebral lesions.