stereotaxis

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stereotaxis

[‚ster·ē·ə′tak·səs]
(biology)
An orientation movement in response to stimulation by contact with a solid body. Also known as thigmotaxis.
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Stereotactically directed gamma rays from 185 separate sources converge on the abnormal tissue, forcing it to heal down, rather than swell up.
The brain: stereotactically directed needle biopsy.
A number of different methods of light application have been used, including (a) stereotactically inserting of optical fibers, or interstitial PDT; (b) filling the tumor cavity with a light-diffusing medium, such as lipid solution, to spread the light evenly throughout the tumor cavity; and (c) using a balloon-like device filled with light-diffusing medium.
Atypical ductal hyperplasia: histologic underestimation of carcinoma in tissue harvested from impalpable breast lesions using 11-gauge stereotactically guided directional vacuum-assisted biopsy.
As an alternative to destructive lesions, much interest is currently directed to the use of stereotactically implanted permanent quadripolar electrodes and impulse generators for deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Patients in the Phase I study underwent a gross total resection of tumor followed by the placement of 2-4 stereotactically placed intraparenchymal catheters, and administration of cintredekin besudotox (0.
14] Depth electrodes are implanted stereotactically through six small burr holes into the fronto-orbital cortex, amygdala and hippocampal regions.