Stereotactic Biopsy Surgery


Stereotaxy OR Stereotactic Surgery is a minimally-invasive form of surgical interference which makes use of 3D co-ordinate system to locate small goals inside the body and to perform on them some act such as injection, biopsy, ablation (removal), lesion, implantation, stimulation, radiosurgery (SRS) etc.

In theory, any organ system inside the body can be subjected to stereotactic surgery. Complications in setting up a dependable frame of reference (such as bone landmarks which bear a constant spatial relation to soft tissues) however, mean that its applications have been limited to brain surgery.