This study concerns 180 patients (132 M; 48 F) (age: 2 to 69 years; m: 33 years) who underwent stereotactic procedures according to the methodology of Talairach and Szikla. Such procedures (stereotactic and stereoscopic angiography in all cases, and ventriculography in 81%) should permit a correct spatial definition of intracranial lesions. The informations provided by the angiography (normal in 7%) and by the ventriculography (normal in 11%) are complementary to those yielded by the TDM and permit an easier and safe stereotactic approach to the lesions. In 43% of patients the lesions were deep-seated (basal ganglia: 24; sellar region: 19; thalamo-pedoncular: 13; brain stem: 6, etc.). The histological examination showed: low-grade gliomas in 43%; glioblastomas in 21%; non tumoral lesions in 17%. A precise diagnosis couldn't be obtained in 3,8%. The data provided by the stereo-EEG (in 11 patients suffering also of severe drug-resistant partial epilepsy) did not permit, alone, an histological diagnosis, excepted when electrodes explored a solid tumor. Two patients had a neurological impairment, and two died (one for extracerebral reasons). The authors consider that the TDM data and the informations given by the stereotactic procedures are complementary for obtaining valuable informations on the spatial organization of intracranial lesions and choosing the best treatment.
|Translated title of the contribution||Multimodal approach (TDM, stereotactic biopsies, stereo-EEG) to the spatial definition of intracranial lesions|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology