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Neurosurgery. 1988 Nov;23(5):570-5.

Three-dimensional computed tomographic reconstructions of intracranial meningiomas.

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  • 1Department of Neurological Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York.


In a series of four patients with intracranial meningiomas, three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) reconstructions were a useful diagnostic and surgical adjunct. Three-dimensional images are created from standard CT data by a boundary-detecting computer software program. Three-dimensional images of tumor invading or adjacent to the bony calvarium are projected about the x, y, and z axes. Axial and sagittal sections delineate the lesions. The images created allow a surgical view of the meningiomas in three-dimensional space and demonstrate the relationship of these masses to the skull. The use of three-dimensional reconstructions in craniofacial surgery and in neurosurgery is reviewed.

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