Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:232-5 | Number 2, June 1997
Computed tomography-guided stereotactic aspiration and biopsy of a cystic metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pons
TH Aung, CK Kwok, YF Mak, EG Mak
Department of Surgery, Princess Margaret Hospital, 2-10 Lai King Hill Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
We herein report a case of adenocarcinoma of the right main bronchus disseminated to the pons, left cerebal peduncle, and liver. Computed tomography-guided Cosman-Robert-Wells stereotactic aspiration of the cystic pontine lesion was performed through a transoccipital, transtentorial route and a catheter inserted in the cyst cavity that was connected to a subgaleal Ommaya reservoir for further aspiration and decompression. The choice of this approach to the lesion is briefly discussed.
Key words: Brainstem; Brain neoplasms; Aspiration, machanical
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