The intense heat produced at the tip of the electromagnetic field focusing (EFF) probe at its point of contact with tissue can cut and vaporize tissue and coagulate blood vessels. As the probe is shaped like a bayonet and has a diameter of 0.3 mm at its tip, it can be used on deep structures through narrow openings, making it ideal for stereotactic craniotomy. Thirteen stereotactic craniotomy procedures using the EFF system were performed. Locations of the lesions were deep in the cerebrum, cerebellum and in the lateral ventricle. The system proved efficient with reduced blood loss and unobstructed view of deep structures. No complications resulted from the use of the system.
- Electromagnetic field focusing system
- Stereotactic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology