Stereotactic Radiosurgical Treatment of Acoustic Neurinomas

  • Georg Norén
  • Jürgen Arndt
  • Tomas Hindmarsh
  • Anita Hirsch
Part of the Topics in neurological surgery book series (TINS, volume 1)

Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery with the “gamma knife” was used for the first time in the treatment of acoustic neurinomas in 1969 [5, 7]. At that time, very little was known about the radiosensitivity of neurinomas to either fractionated or single high-dose irradiation. The radiosensitivity of adjacent structures such as cranial nerves, the brain stem, the cerebellum, and blood vessels also was unknown.

Keywords

Attenuation Corticosteroid Shrinkage Dexamethasone Hydrocephalus 

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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Norén
  • Jürgen Arndt
  • Tomas Hindmarsh
  • Anita Hirsch

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