Stereotactic Imaging, Surgical Planning and Computer-Assisted Resection of Intracranial Lesions: Methods and Results

  • P. J. Kelly
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 17)


Robert Henry Clarke described the stereotactic method and had a stereotactic instrument constructed in 1906 (Clarke and Horsley 1906). He and Sir Victor Horsley used the technique for a study of the cerebellar nuclei (Horsley and Clarke 1908). Horsley scoffed when Clarke suggested the application of the stereotactic technique to human neurosurgery. This ended their well known association. Later, in a monograph of 1920, Clarke described several types of stereotactic instruments and proposed human stereotaxis (Clarke 1920).


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  • P. J. Kelly
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  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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