Stereotactic surgery experience between the years 2000 and 2020 at the Central Military Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia


  • Diana Paola Duarte Mora Residente
  • Paula Valentina Palacino Domínguez
  • Luis Orlando Rojas Romero



Stereotaxy, Stereotaxic surgery, Complications



Introduction: Stereotactic surgery is a surgical technique with multiple diagnostic and therapeutic applications that allows the neurosurgeon to perform more precise and less invasive procedures compared to conventional surgery, in order to avoid functional injuries.

Methodology: A cross-sectional retrospective descriptive study was carried out in which the medical records of patients over 18 years of age who underwent surgery by means of stereotaxic surgery between January 2000 and December 2020 at the Hospital Militar Centra (Bogotá, Colombia) were reviewed.

Results: In the study period between January 2000 and December 2020, a total of 119 patients operated on by means of stereotaxy with diagnostic and therapeutic objectives were found, of which 44 are women and 75 are men. Most of the patients underwent resection and biopsy of intracranial tumors. A complication rate of 4.2% was obtained.

Conclusions: Stereotactic surgery is a useful surgical technique in the diagnosis and treatment of various pathologies that has good diagnostic performance and a low rate of complications. In the present study, rates of complications similar to those reported in the world literature are presented, this series being the only one that analyzes the results obtained with this surgical technique in the population of the Colombian Military Forces.


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How to Cite

Duarte Mora, D. P., Palacino Domínguez, P. V., & Rojas Romero, L. O. (2022). Stereotactic surgery experience between the years 2000 and 2020 at the Central Military Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia. Archivos De Neurociencias, 27(3).



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