Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 91, Issue 3–4, pp 147–150 | Cite as

Cerebral angiography under stereotactic conditions

  • J. R. Moringlane
  • B. Lippitz
  • C. B. Ostertag
Technical Note


A simple system for cerebral angiography under stereotactic conditions using standard components is described. X-ray tubes and power generator belong to the usual equipment of the stereotact operating room. A film changer and an injection pump were integrated into the stereotactic arrangement. Angiographic documents with reduced X-ray magnification were obtained. For topographical orientation 5 films per seriogram were sufficient. The system also allows stereoscopic viewing by performing an additional oblique sequence after the head ring is rotated exactly 6 degrees. The combination of the necessary diagnostic procedures, as CT scan, angiography, ventriculography, serial biopsy within a single three coordinate reference system offers considerable advantages for brain tumour patients.


Stereotaxy cerebral angiography brain tumour biopsy 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Kelly PJ, Alker GJ, Kall BA, Goerss S (1984) Method of computed tomography-based stereotactic biopsy with arteriographic control. Neurosurgery 14: 172–177PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Moringlane JR, Musolino A, Miyahara S, Daumas-Duport C, Missir O, Szikla G (1985) Heutige Bedeutung der stereotaktischen Exploration für die Diagnostik und für die Wahl der adäquaten Therapiemethode bei raumfordernden zerebralen Prozessen. Nervenarzt 56: 612–619PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Moringlane JR, Ostertag CB (1987) La définition spatiale des tumeurs cérébrales. Rev E.E.G. Neurophysiol clin 17: 45–53Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ostertag CB, Mennel HD, Kiessling M (1980) Stereotactic biopsy of brain tumors. Surg Neurol 14: 275–283PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Pecker J, Scarabin JM, Brucher JM, Vallée B (1979) Démarche stéréotaxique en neurochirurgie tumorale. Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, ParisGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Scarabin JM, Pecker J, Brucher JM, Vallée B, Gueguan Y, Faivre J, Simon J (1978) Stereotaxic exploration in 200 supratentorial brain tumors. Its value in addition to computerized tomography. Neuroradiology 16: 591–593PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Szikla G, Bouvier G, Hori T, Petrov V (1977) Angiography of the human brain cortex. Atlas of vascular patterns and stereotactic cortical localization. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New YorkGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Szikla G, Talairach J (1978) Tomodensitometry, angiography and stereotaxy. The role of the spatial view in neuroradiology. In: Bories J (ed) The diagnostic limitations of computerized axial tomography. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 162–174Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Moringlane
    • 1
  • B. Lippitz
    • 1
  • C. B. Ostertag
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Stereotaktische NeurochirurgieNeurochirurgische Klinik der Universität des SaarlandesHomburgGermany

Personalised recommendations