Definition of stereotactic in English:

stereotactic

Line breaks: stereo|tac¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌstɛrɪə(ʊ)ˈtaktɪk
 
, ˌstɪərɪə(ʊ)-/
(also stereotaxic /-ˈtaksɪk/)

adjective

  • Relating to or denoting techniques for surgical treatment or scientific investigation that permit the accurate positioning of probes inside the brain or other parts of the body.
    More example sentences
    • Deep brain stimulation involves implantation of an electrode into a specific brain region using stereotactic neurosurgical techniques.
    • During stereotactic surgical biopsy procedures, however, the perioperative nurse positions and monitors the patient and provides emotional support.
    • Our stereotactic technique involves placing a stereotactic frame on the patient's head on the morning of surgery and then obtaining an MRI with the frame in place.

Derivatives

stereotactically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Lesions that should probably be removed stereotactically are those in women who have breast implants or have a pacemaker implanted in the breast.
  • Brain cysts that traditionally are difficult to find in the OR can be located efficiently, and brain biopsies can be performed stereotactically without the application of a head-ring and use of a computed tomography scan.
  • Currently, most of these are done stereotactically with little morbidity and must be balanced against the possible benefit of survival.

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