Interactive image guidance for surgical localization of orbital apical tumors

Orbit. 2002 Sep;21(3):199-203. doi: 10.1076/orbi.


The surgical management of orbital apex tumors is difficult. Intervention in this small posterior space is fraught with complications. We have used an interactive image guidance system to successfully biopsy and resect three tumors at the orbital apex without significant surgical morbidity. These three cases are presented. These interactive image guidance systems have revolutionized skull-base surgery and have a role in the surgical management of orbital apex tumors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Meningioma / pathology
  • Meningioma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Orbital Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Orbital Neoplasms / pathology
  • Orbital Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Safety
  • Stereotaxic Techniques / instrumentation
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed