Turkish Neurosurgery 2006 , Vol 16 , Num 4
CT-guided Percutaneous Cordotomy in a Patient with Disseminated Neurofibromatosis
Brian Harris KOPELL1, Tevfik Erhan COŞAN2, Walid Ahmed Abdel GHANY3, Vedat AÇIK4, Yücel KANPOLAT5
1Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin & Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey
3Department of Neurosurgery Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
4,5Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Ankara University, Samanpazarı, Ankara, Turkey
CT guided percutaneous cordotomy relies on understanding anatomic and physiological cues in order to be performed safely and effectively. While the CT scan provides excellent anatomic targeting information, it does not supplant the vital confirmation that stimulation provides during this procedure. Keywords : Pain surgery, CT-guided cordotomy, Neurofibromatosis
Corresponding author : Yücel Kanpolat, kanpolat@ada.net.tr