Neck tumor dissection improved with 3-dimensional ultrasound image guidance: technical case report.
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Three-dimensional ultrasound navigation has been performed to assist in resection of cranial and spinal tumors, but to the best of our knowledge, no one has described the use of real-time 3-dimensional ultrasound navigation in the resection of neck tumors beyond biopsy.
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: This case report describes the use of 3-dimensional ultrasonic navigation in assisting with resection of a large neck paraganglioma. The 3-dimensional ultrasonic navigation improved real-time visualization of the carotid arteries, the trachea, and other vital structures.
CONCLUSION: The use of 3-dimensional ultrasound navigation should be considered in aiding resection of large neck tumors because it can allow more efficient and safer tumor resection.
Medical Subject Headings
Angiography; Carotid Arteries; Female; Head and Neck Neoplasms; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Middle Aged; Neck; Neuronavigation; Paraganglioma; Trachea; Ultrasonography, Interventional
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Snyder, Laura A; McDougall, Cameron G; Spetzler, Robert F; and Zabramski, Joseph M, "Neck tumor dissection improved with 3-dimensional ultrasound image guidance: technical case report." (2014). Neurosurgery Articles. 733.