CT-Stereotaxy for Differential Diagnosis and Radiotherapy of Intracranial Metastases

  • K. Weigl
  • M. Mohadjer
  • F. Mundinger
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 12)


The treatment selected for metastatic tumors is determined by the differential diagnosis and staging. Intracerebral ring foci can disguise gliomas, abscesses, or gliosis caused by bleeding, which cannot be neuroradiologically differentiated. Especially in the case of metastases, histological confirmation is of the utmost importance. An unknown primary tumor can often be discovered. Resection is frequently ruled out due to the site of the tumor in functionally important areas. Stereotactic puncture and biopsy is therefore the present method of choice.


Brain Metastasis Stereotactic Biopsy Cerebral Metastasis Intracranial Metastasis Single Brain Metastasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Weigl
    • 1
  • M. Mohadjer
    • 1
  • F. Mundinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Stereotaxie und NuklearmedizinNeurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikFreiburgGermany

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