Preoperative 3D imaging provides reliable and detailed information about the intraoperative anatomical relationship between the trigeminal nerve and the SPV. This evaluation is useful for preoperative planning 1).
Stereotactic guidance may augment resection or biopsy of primary and metastatic spinal tumors. It offers reduced radiation exposure to OR personnel as well as the ability to use minimally invasive approaches that limit tissue injury. Further work may be done to assess the utility of stereotactic image guidance in oncological tumor resection, particularly with respect to outcomes for patients 2).