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Vestibular Schwannoma

  • Katelyn M. Atkins
  • Marc Bussière
  • Helen A. Shih
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Abstract

Vestibular schwannoma is a benign intracranial tumor. It is also called acoustic neurinoma. It usually causes progressive hearing loss and tinnitus. Stereotactic radiosurgery and conventionally fractionated radiotherapy have well-established track records with high local control rates and robust long-term follow-up data. This chapter summarizes hypofractionated radiotherapy techniques, including SRS and FSRT, for vestibular schwannomas.

Keywords

Vestibular schwannomas Acoustic neurinoma Stereotactic radiosurgery SRS FSRT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katelyn M. Atkins
    • 1
  • Marc Bussière
    • 2
  • Helen A. Shih
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General Hospital, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy CenterBostonUSA

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