FIRST FRAMELESS NEURONAVIGATION GUIDED BRAIN BIOPSY IN CROATIA
Krešimir Rotim, Tomislav Sajko, Ilijana Šumonja
Summary. First case of frameless neuronavigation guided brain biopsy performed in Croatia is presented. Neuronavigation developing technology enables tissue sample acquiring with a frameless, image-guided technique with visual control of the biopsy needle. Frameless stereotactic brain biopsy was performed using the Medtronic StealthStation® S7® surgical navigation system. The Articulating Arm and the Precision Aiming Device were used for precise and rigid fixation of the needle trajectory. Compared to the frame-based stereotactic procedure, frameless stereotactic biopsy method offers superior visualisation in trajectory planning, multiple target choosing and is a time-saving procedure.