Definition of stereotaxis in English:


Syllabification: ster·e·o·tax·is
Pronunciation: /ˌsterēəˈtaksis, ˌsti(ə)r-
(also stereotaxy /ˈsterēəˌtaksē, ˈstir-/)


The use of stereotactic instruments or devices in surgery or research.
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  • The patient underwent a right frontal craniotomy with transfrontal resection of the lesion using wand frameless stereotaxy.
  • Neurosurgeons long have used image guidance systems, such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and, more recently, three-dimensional stereotaxy, to achieve maximum resection while preserving normal brain tissue and function.
  • In neurosurgery, how ever, equally important have been advances in stereotaxy and image guidance.


late 19th century: from stereo- 'three-dimensional' + Greek taxis 'orientation'.

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