Gamma knife radiosurgery

Truong Do, Clark C. Chen

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Abstract

Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is a stereotactic method of delivering cobalt radiation. The indications for its application have broadened since its creation, and the latest iteration of the technology allows for frameless delivery of therapy with submillimeter accuracy. Benign and malignant, vascular, and functional lesions located intracranially and in the upper cervical regions can be treated. GKRS is limited to lesions of up to 3-4 cm, anatomic areas sensitive to radiation including the optic tract and brainstem, and pathologic entities not responsive to radiation. This technology adds to the neurosurgeon's armamentarium of treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Subtitle of host publicationProcedure, Results and Risks (2 Volume Set)
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages103-118
Number of pages16
Volume1-2
ISBN (Electronic)9781536176803
ISBN (Print)9781536176797
StatePublished - Jun 16 2020

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Keywords

  • Gamma knife
  • Radiation
  • Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic surgery

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