Stereotaxic device for polar approaches in orthogonal systems. Technical note

J Neurosurg. 1984 Dec;61(6):1146-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1984.61.6.1146.


A special stereotaxic device is described which was conceived and built to integrate the peculiar orthogonal approach of the well known Talairach apparatus with a polar approach. The device is useful to reach small and deep-seated brain targets, particularly those located on or close to the midline. Its use in several different stereotaxic operations, such as thalamotomy, brain-tumor biopsy, or radiotherapy, proved its flexibility, safety, and reliability.

MeSH terms

  • Stereotaxic Techniques / instrumentation*