There’s a reason “brain surgery” is used as a de facto standard for anything difficult. It’s really tough — even for brain surgeons.
Extreme precision is clearly needed, along with a method for accessing tumors that may be lodged deep in the brain. A non-invasive approach makes sense, but that’s easier said than done.
On Wednesday, at the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Monteris Medical will present new data that confirms it can be done, across multiple centers. Surgeons using the NeuroBlate System were able to perform minimally-invasive brain surgery on a range of tumor locations, the analysis shows, including many that were deemed inoperable.
In a phone interview, Andrew Sloan, director of the Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and a consultant for Monteris, discussed his two presentations at AANS and how the field has advanced.
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Images obtained with permission from Monteris Medical NeuroBlate System.