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Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Nov;22(11):1473-4. Epub 2006 Sep 19.

Simple technique of head fixation for image-guided neurosurgery in infants.

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Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, British Columbia Children's Hospital, Children's and Women's Health Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The authors describe an extremely simple technique of head fixation for image-guided neurosurgery in young children in whom standard pin fixation cannot be used.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This involves positioning the head on a horseshoe headrest and using a 'U-drape' to fix the head to the headrest.

RESULT:

Over the last 5 years, this technique of head fixation (in conjunction with Stealthstation) has been used for various neurosurgical procedures in more than ten infants successfully.

PMID:
17047964
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-006-0244-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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