Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Maintenance: Tuesday, July the 26th 2016, 07:00-10:00

ZORA's new graphical user interface will be relaunched (For further infos watch out slideshow ZORA: Neues Look & Feel). There will be short interrupts on ZORA Service between 07:00am and 10:00 am. Please be patient.

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-17406

Stadie, A T; Reisch, R; Kockro, R A; Fischer, G; Schwandt, E; Boor, S; Stoeter, P (2009). Minimally invasive cerebral cavernoma surgery using Keyhole approaches - solutions for technique-related limitations. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, 2009(52):9-16.

[img] PDF - Registered users only
View at publisher


Cavernomas are often small in size and located in difficultly accessible regions. Preoperative identification of the ideal surgical approach as well as the precise intraoperative implementation of the surgical plan are of critical importance for successful surgery. While aiming for minimally invasive surgical techniques and maximally effective cavernoma resection, we envisaged that employing a combination of precise and technically sophisticated virtual reality surgery planning, modern navigation systems with augmented reality features and endoscope-assisted surgical techniques should contribute to achieve this goal. Between December 2002 and November 2005, 66 patients were operated on for cerebral cavernomas in our department. In 23 cases surgery planning was done by using a virtual reality planning system, neuronavigation was used in 43 cases and the intraoperative augmented reality feature was used in 16 cases. 10 patients were operated by using the endoscopic assisted surgical technique. Complete resection was achieved in all cases. Using all nowadays available surgical tools, cerebral cavernomas can be operated with minimally invasive techniques and with excellent results.


9 citations in Web of Science®
9 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™



0 downloads since deposited on 30 Mar 2009
0 downloads since 12 months

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:cavernoma - neuronavigation - surgery planning - virtual reality
Date:February 2009
Deposited On:30 Mar 2009 08:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:09
Publisher DOI:10.1055/s-0028-1103305
PubMed ID:19247899

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page