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Replay of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands’ Live Webcast to Feature Brain Tumor Resection.

Surgeon Uses Advanced Intraoperative Guided System

First Seen Live Webcast: Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30p EDT)(22:30 UTC)

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 Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital  
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, Texas – -- Each year, approximately 190,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with brain tumors. While relatively rare, both malignant and benign brain tumors can be life-threatening. For many patients, surgical removal, or resection of the tumor is the first choice for treatment. First seen on April 13 at 5:30 p.m. CDT, Peter M. Shedden, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, used an innovative approach to resect a tumor during a live global Webcast from the hospital.

 Peter M. Shedden, M.D.  
Peter M. Shedden, M.D.

To remove the tumor, Shedden used StealthStation®, an advanced intraoperative guided system that provides neurosurgeons with a precise roadmap of the tumor and surrounding tissues. After making a curved incision over the location, the surgeon uses a high-speed drill and a saw to remove a small piece of bone above the tumor. Once the dura, or lining of the brain, is exposed, the image-guided StealthStation system is used to confirm the location and depth of the underlying tumor. Shedden will dissect the tumor from normal brain tissue using special microsurgical instruments.

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