Intracranial bullet removal using O-arm navigation guidance
|Author:||Keinänen, Tuija1,2; Lahtinen, Maija1,2; Piironen, Susanna1,2;|
1Department of Surgery, Operative Care Unit, Oulu University Hospital, PO-BOX 21, 90029 OYS Oulu, Finland
2Oulu Research Group of Advanced Surgical Technologies and Physics (ORGASTP), Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu), Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3PEDEGO Research Group and MRC Oulu, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
4Department of Children and Adolescents, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
5Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, Medical Research Center Oulu (MRC Oulu), Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021090144923
|Publish Date:|| 2021-09-01
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report a new mini-invasive technique to remove an intracranial bullet in a child by using O-arm for intraoperative neuronavigation.
Case report: A 14-year-old refugee boy had suffered a shooting injury 4 years earlier. O-arm imaging-assisted neuronavigation during craniotomy was performed in order to remove a bullet from the intracranial space in a paediatric patient.
Conclusion: Navigation using O-arm is a feasible method in removing a foreign material in a child and gave an accurate location of the bullet in the adopted surgical operation position without significant imaging artefacts.
Child's nervous system
|Pages:||2707 - 2712|
|Type of Publication:||
B1 Journal article
|Field of Science:||
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
We gratefully acknowledge Finnish Medical Foundation for their support of this work. Open Access funding provided by University of Oulu including Oulu University Hospital.
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