Use of Flexible Hollow-Core CO2 Laser in Microsurgical Resection of CNS Lesions: Case 3
This is a video of patient 25 who underwent a right orbitozygomatic craniotomy for resection of a suprasellar craniopharyngioma. The laser was used to facilitate piecemeal resection of the tumor from the hypothalamus and infundibulum to achieve gross total removal. The patient had no neurological or endocrinological deficits after surgery.
Robert F. Spetzler
Neurosurgery. 66(6):1187-1192, June 2010