Ahead of Print: Neck Tumor Dissection Improved Using 3-D Ultrasound Image Guidance

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 9.00.03 AMBackground: and Importance: Three-dimensional ultrasound navigation has been performed to assist in resection of cranial and spinal tumors, but to the best of our knowledge, no one has described the use of real-time three-dimensional ultrasound navigation in resection of neck tumors beyond biopsy.

Clinical Presentation: This case report describes the use of three-dimensional ultrasonic navigation in assisting with resection of a large neck paraganglioma. The three-dimensional ultrasonic navigation improved real-time visualization of the carotid arteries as well as the trachea and other vital structures.

Conclusion: The use of three-dimensional ultrasound navigation should be considered for use in aiding resection of large neck tumors, as it can allow for more efficient and safer tumor resection.

From: Neck Tumor Dissection Improved Using Three-Dimensional Ultrasound Image Guidance by Snyder et al.

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