Book chapter

Echographic Brain Semeiology and Topographic Anatomy According to Surgical Approach

Published inIntraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) in Neurosurgery: From Standard B-mode to Elastosonography, Editors Prada F., Solbiati L., Martegani A., DiMeco F., p. 29-39
PublisherCham : Springer
Publication date2016

Intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) is a reliable solution to obtain a real-time visual feedback that can influence surgical planning and decision-making. Today, IOUS is not commonly used in neurosurgery, mainly because US is not a diagnostic tool for central nervous system pathologies, with subsequent lack in brain and spinal US semeiotics and topographic anatomy. Most neurosurgeons are accustomed to the panoramic view of MRI and CT on the traditional orthogonal planes (coronal, sagittal and axial) while IOUS provides an unusual sectorial tomographic representation with a specific semeiotics. Moreover, IOUS requires a specific training on the proper parameters and settings to achieve a satisfactory imaging quality. In this chapter we will try to standardize the intraoperative exam along with the main semeiotics findings in neurosurgery.

  • Choroid Plexus
  • Orthogonal Plane
  • Topographic Anatomy
  • Tentorium Cerebelli
  • Normal Brain Parenchyma
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
PRADA, Francesco et al. Echographic Brain Semeiology and Topographic Anatomy According to Surgical Approach. In: Intraoperative Ultrasound (IOUS) in Neurosurgery: From Standard B-mode to Elastosonography. Cham : Springer, 2016. p. 29–39. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25268-1_4
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