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Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2012;76(6):57-65; discussion 65.

[Photodynamic diagnosis and laser biospectroscopy as an intraoperative guidance in neurosurgery].

[Article in Russian]


Different techniques are used today in neurosurgery for intraoperative navigation, including metabolic guidance using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA). The article focuses on history of intraoperative photodynamic diagnosis (PDD), mechanisms of 5-ALA action, possibilities of its application in different areas of neurosurgery. In addition to visual assessment of fluorescence, laser biospectroscopy significantly increases the diagnostic value of PDD. Laser biospectroanalysis is described in details, wide perspectives of its application in neurosurgery are demonstrated.

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