Tag Archives: Surgery

New York doctors shocked by what they find during surgery on brain tumor

The larval tapeworm looked like a “quail’s egg,” doctors said.  (Mount Sinai Health System) Doctors at Mount Sinai in New York, who cut into a 42-year-old woman’s brain last September to remove a suspected malignant tumor, were reportedly baffled when they found a mass resembling a “quail’s egg.” It turned out to be a baby… Read More »

New robotic spine surgery incorporates 3-D planning, info systems

The Virginia Institute of Robotic Surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center is implementing a new version of the Mazor X imaging system for robotic-assisted spine surgery. The hospital says it is the first facility worldwide to use the upgraded version, called the Mazor XStealth Edition System. Christopher Good, MD, performed the first spine fusion using… Read More »