Transnasal stereotactic biopsy of a clivus tumor. Technical note

J Neurosurg. 1992 May;76(5):878-9. doi: 10.3171/jns.1992.76.5.0878.


Computerized tomography-guided transnasal stereotactic tissue diagnosis of a lytic lesion in the clivus was performed successfully using the Cosman-Roberts-Wells frame, thus avoiding a major craniotomy. The authors recommend stereotaxis as the preferred technique for biopsy in this region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy / methods*
  • Child
  • Cranial Fossa, Posterior
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nose
  • Stereotaxic Techniques* / instrumentation
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed