Stereotactic Biopsy Surgery

Indications

This procedure is used by neurosurgeons to obtain tissue samples of areas within the brain that are suspicious for tumors or infections.

The main indications for stereotactic biopsy are

  • Deep-seated lesions
  • Multiple lesions
  • Lesions in eloquent areas of brain e.g. the motor cortex, basal ganglia, corpus callosum
    Or brainstem
  • Very small lesion
  • Lesions in a surgically poor candidate who cannot tolerate anaesthesia.