Turkish Neurosurgery 2014 , Vol 24 , Num 4
The Use of Neuronavigation and Intraoperative Imaging Systems in the Surgical Treatment of Orbital Tumors
Irgen HODAJ, Murat KUTLAY, Engin GONUL, Ilker SOLMAZ, Ozkan TEHLI, Caglar TEMIZ, Cahit KURAL, Mehmet K. DANEYEMEZ, Yusuf IZCI
Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.9605-13.1 AIM: We aimed to show the effects of neuronavigation and intraoperative imaging systems on the surgical outcomes of orbital tumors.

MATERIAL and METHODS: Seventeen patients who underwent surgical treatment for orbital tumors by transcranial and transnasal approaches between 2008 and 2013 were analyzed retrospectively. Twelve of them were male and 5 were female. The mean age was 41.6 years. Neuronavigation systems were used in all cases. Four patients were operated using intraoperative imaging systems.

RESULTS: The transcranial approach was used in 9 (53%) patients, endoscopic medial orbital approach in 4 (23.5%), endoscopic inferolateral approach in 1 (6%), cranioorbitozygomatic approach in 1, lateral approach in 1, and the combined (medial endoscopic and lateral) approach in 1 patients. Total resection was achieved in 5 patients, gross total excision in 2, subtotal in 9 and partial in 1 patients.

CONCLUSION: Modern technology has made a significant contribution to the treatment of orbital tumors. Although technological equipments facilitate the excision of tumors, the level of resection is mainly determined by the nature of tumor and adhesion to the adjacent neurovascular structures. It should not be forgotten that advanced technology never replaces a good anatomical knowledge and surgical experience, but has a complementary role. Keywords : Orbital tumor, Surgery, Endoscopy, Navigation, Intraoperative imaging

Corresponding author : Yusuf Izcı, yusufizci@yahoo.com