The Cavitron ultrasonic aspirator in tumor surgery

Clin Neurosurg. 1983;31:497-505. doi: 10.1093/neurosurgery/31.cn_suppl_1.497.

Abstract

The CUSA Ultrasonic Surgical System fragments and aspirates a wide spectrum of firm tumors of the central nervous system with little transmitted movement to adjacent normal neural structures. The CUSA system is clearly of limited value in removing extremely calcified or dense fibrous tumors. It lacks primary hemostatic properties, and conventional hemostatic techniques are necessary.

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Brain Stem / surgery
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / surgery
  • Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / surgery
  • Craniopharyngioma / surgery
  • Glioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Meningioma / surgery
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Suction / instrumentation*
  • Therapeutic Irrigation / instrumentation
  • Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation*