Stereotactic & Functional

Read the latest findings in Neurosurgery Watch related to stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and improve your practice with new approaches and techniques.

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Predicting Overall Survival for Patients After Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

February 3, 2014
Stereotactic & Functional, Tumor
By: 
Gavin P. Dunn, MD PhD
Gabriel Zada, MD
Source: 
Journal of Neurosurgery

Difficulties in predicting survival for brain metastasis patients is underappreciated and has ramifications for cost-effective care. Kondziolka et al. assessed the ability of clinicians to predict survival in 150 cancer patients undergoing stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases from 2009-11. Clinicians...

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Resection Bed Radiosurgery Improves Local Control for Brain Metastases

February 3, 2014
Stereotactic & Functional, Tumor
By: 
Jonathan Sherman, MD
J. Bradley Elder, MD
Source: 
http://journals.lww.com/neurosurgery/Abstract/2013/12000/Predicting_Tumor_Contro...

Current management of brain metastases frequently involves stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and/or whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) after surgery. This study examines factors associated with SRS to the surgical bed after brain metastasis resection. Overall, 86% of 120 patients achieved local...

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Radiosurgical Management of Non-Functional Pituitary Adenomas

October 1, 2013
Stereotactic & Functional, Tumor
By: 
Gavin P. Dunn, MD PhD
Gabriel Zada, MD
Source: 
Journal of Neurosurgery

The North American Gamma Knife Consortium reported outcomes following gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas in 512 patients (93.6% with prior surgical resection) with median 36 months followup (range 1-223 months) and median tumor margin dose of 16...

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