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Stereotactic Neurosurgery
Stereotacic surgery is a method in neurosurgery and neurological research for locating points within the brain using an external, three-dimensional frame of reference usually based on the Cartesian coordinate system. In the past 80 years, stereotactic surgery has progressed from an innovation in the laboratory study of neuroscience to an ever increasing part of the practice of neurosurgery. The now burgeoning field of human stereotactic surgery began only 40 years ago, and its rapid rate of progress has often been dictated by developments in other clinical and nonclinical fields, particularly contributions from radiology, neurophysiology, electronics, metallurgy; and more recently, advances in neuropathology, computer science, computerized tomographic (CT) scanning, and magnetic resonance imaging; and in the near future, neuropharmacology and embryology.
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A Short History of Stereotactic Neurosurgery

written by:
Robert Levy, MD

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1992 Stereotactic Exhibt - Exhibited Items


Pre-20th Century · Aneurysm and Micro-Neurosurgery · History of Organized Neurosurgery
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