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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917250/emerging-technologies-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy
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Lijun Ma, Lei Wang, Chia-Lin Tseng, Arjun Sahgal
Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) stems from the initial developments of intra-cranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Despite similarity in their names and clinical goals of delivering a sufficiently high tumoricidal dose, maximal sparing of the surrounding normal tissues and a short treatment course, SBRT technologies have transformed from the early days of body frame-based treatments with X-ray verification to primarily image-guided procedures with cone-beam CT or stereoscopic X-ray systems and non-rigid body immo-bilization...
September 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903963/predictors-of-radio-induced-visual-impairment-after-radiosurgery-for-uveal-melanoma
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Carmen Rosaria Gigliotti, Giulio Modorati, Maura Di Nicola, Claudio Fiorino, Lucia Alessia Perna, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Alberto Franzin, Piero Picozzi, Angelo Bolognesi, Pietro Mortini, Antonella Del Vecchio, Riccardo Calandrino
AIMS: The aim of the present work is to assess the main predictors of the most clinically relevant radio-induced effects after Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (GKRS) for uveal melanoma (UM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records and three-dimensional dosimetry data of critical structures of 66 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Cox's proportional hazard model was used to identify clinical and dosimetric variables as independent risk factor for GKRS-related complications...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885118/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-spetzler-martin-grade-iv-and-v-arteriovenous-malformations-an-international-multicenter-study
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Dale Ding, Hideyuki Kano, Zhiyuan Xu, John Y K Lee, David Mathieu, Jamie Whitesell, John T Pierce, Paul P Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Caleb Feliciano, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado, Luis Almodovar, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mahmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Due to the complexity of Spetzler-Martin (SM) Grade IV-V arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), the management of these lesions remains controversial. The aims of this multicenter, retrospective cohort study were to evaluate the outcomes after single-session stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for SM Grade IV-V AVMs and determine predictive factors. METHODS The authors retrospectively pooled data from 233 patients (mean age 33 years) with SM Grade IV (94.4%) or V AVMs (5.6%) treated with single-session SRS at 8 participating centers in the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882603/gamma-knife-surgery-for-a-hemangioma-of-the-cavernous-sinus-in-an-adult-case-report-and-short-review-of-the-literature
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L Schwyzer, C Tuleasca, F-X Borruat, I Radovanovic, M Levivier
Cavernous sinus hemangiomas (CSH) are rare benign extra-axial vascular lesions. Both radiological and clinical aspects are important, for deciding a therapeutic modality, including medical treatment, radiation therapy or microsurgery. In the particular case of CSH, a radical removal of the tumor often cannot be achieved and is associated with a considerable risk for intraoperative uncontrollable bleeding. An alternative treatment modality is radiosurgery. Here we report the case of a 45-year-old patient, who presented with diplopia due to left abducens nerve palsy...
September 4, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869946/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-intractable-tremor-dominant-parkinson-disease-a-retrospective-analysis
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Sudesh S Raju, Ajay Niranjan, Edward A Monaco Iii, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively analyze the outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery for patients suffering from medically refractory Parkinson disease (PD) tremor. METHODS: We retrospectively studied the outcomes of 33 patients who were treated with gamma knife thalamotomy (GKT) over a 19-year period. Twelve patients were ≥80 years. A median dose of 140 Gy (range, 130-150 Gy) was delivered to the nucleus ventralis intermedius through a single 4-mm isocenter...
September 2, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868186/salvage-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-in-the-management-of-dysembryoplastic-neuroepithelial-tumors-long-term-outcome-in-a-single-institution-case-series
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Georges Sinclair, Heather Martin, Alia Shamikh, Amir Samadi, Gerald Cooray, Jiri Bartek, Yehya Al-Saffar, Mikael Svensson, Ernest Dodoo
BACKGROUND: Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNT/DNET) are rare epileptogenic tumors. Microsurgery remains the best treatment option, although case reports exist on the use of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) in selected cases. We investigated the long-term outcome of GKRS-treated DNTs at our institution in the context of current diagnostic and treatment options. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: We conducted a retrospective review of three consecutive adult patients (≥18 years) treated with salvage GKRS between 2002 and 2010 at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862549/outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-foramen-magnum-meningiomas-an-international-multicenter-study
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Gautam U Mehta, Georgios Zenonos, Mohana Rao Patibandla, Chung Jung Lin, Amparo Wolf, Inga Grills, David Mathieu, Brendan McShane, John Y Lee, Kevin Blas, Douglas Kondziolka, Cheng-Chia Lee, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Meningiomas are the most common benign extramedullary lesions of the foramen magnum; however, their optimal management remains undefined. Given their location, foramen magnum meningiomas (FMMs) can cause significant morbidity, and complete microsurgical removal can be challenging. Anterior and anterolateral FMMs carry greater risks with surgery, but they comprise the majority of these lesions. As an alternative to resection, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been used to treat FMMs in small case series...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841116/early-imaging-radioresponsiveness-of-melanoma-brain-metastases-as-a-predictor-of-patient-prognosis
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Irina Zubatkina, Pavel Ivanov
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the early radiological response of melanoma brain metastases to single high-dose irradiation and to reveal possible correlations between tumor radioresponsiveness and patient clinical outcomes. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective analysis of the medical data for all patients with melanoma brain metastases who had undergone Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) and follow-up MRI examinations with standard protocols at regular 2- to 3-month intervals. Volumetric measurements of the metastases on pretreatment and initial posttreatment images were performed to assess the rate of early radiological response...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818305/treatment-of-the-ventral-intermediate-nucleus-for-medically-refractory-tremor-a-cost-analysis-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-deep-brain-stimulation
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Shearwood McClelland, Jerry J Jaboin
INTRODUCTION: Medically refractory tremor treatment has evolved over the past half-century from intraoperative thalamotomy to deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM). Within the past 15years, unilateral radiosurgical VIM thalamotomy has emerged as a comparably efficacious treatment modality. METHODS: An extensive literature search of VIM DBS series was performed; the total cost of VIM DBS was calculated from hospitals geographically representative of the entire United States using current procedural terminology and work relative value unit (RVU) codes...
August 14, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816158/a-multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-patients-with-multiple-brain-metastases-jlgk0901-study-update-irradiation-related-complications-and-long-term-maintenance-of-mini-mental-state-examination-scores
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Masaaki Yamamoto, Toru Serizawa, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yasunori Sato, Jun Kawagishi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka, Takashi Shuto, Atsuya Akabane, Hidefumi Jokura, Shoji Yomo, Osamu Nagano, Hidefumi Aoyama
PURPOSE: The JLGK0901 study showed the noninferiority of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone as initial treatment of 5 to 10 brain metastases (BMs) compared with 2 to 4 BMs in terms of overall survival and most secondary endpoints (Lancet Oncol 2014;15:387-95). However, observation periods were not long enough to allow confirmation of the long-term safety of SRS alone in patients with 5 to 10 BMs. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This was a prospective observational study of Gamma Knife SRS-treated patients with 1 to 10 newly diagnosed BMs enrolled at 23 facilities between March 1, 2009, and February 15, 2012...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810243/evaluating-critical-brain-radiation-doses-in-the-treatment-of-multiple-brain-lesions-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Mustafa Aziz Hatiboglu, Kerime Akdur
BACKGROUND: Treatment of patients with multiple brain metastases has shifted to stereotactic radiosurgery, withholding whole-brain (WB) radiation therapy. However, radiation toxicity to the brain is a concern when treating multiple brain lesions with single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in brain radiation doses when treating various numbers of targets and lesion volumes. METHODS: We simulated different treatment plans with different combinations of varying tumor volumes including 0...
2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761508/sphenoid-wing-en-plaque-meningioma-development-following-craniopharyngioma-surgery-and-radiotherapy-radiation-induced-after-three-decades
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REVIEW
Amol Raheja, Guru Dutta Satyarthee
Radiation therapy is widely used as adjuvant or primary treatment modality of neoplastic lesions. Radiation therapy may cause an acute adverse effect such as brain edema, radiation necrosis, or delayed, for example, panhypopituitarism, vasculitis, and rare de-novo neoplasm development. However, radiation-induced meningioma (RIM) occurrence is extremely rare. A detailed PubMed and Medline search yielded only three isolated Case-reports of RIM development in craniopharyngioma cases receiving radiotherapy after surgery...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754639/bevacizumab-for-radiation-associated-visual-decline-among-aggressive-residual-recurrent-suprasellar-tumors-more-than-a-mere-anti-neoplastic-effect
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Pinaki Dutta, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Narendra Kumar, Prakamya Gupta, Chirag Ahuja, K K Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are recently being implicated in animal and clinical models of radiation-induced optic nerve-retinal and brain necrosis. Though there are isolated case reports of anti-VEGF therapy (Bevacizumab) as a treatment modality in the management of radiation induced brain necrosis, there is paucity of data defining its role in radiation induced optic nerve damage. PATIENTS AND METHOD: patients with sellar suprasellar tumor who received intensity modulated or Gamma Knife radiotherapy and developed radiation induced optic neuritis refractory to three weeks of glucocorticoid therapy who were given bevacizumab 5mg/Kg intra venously as initial dose followed by 10mg/Kg subsequent doses...
July 25, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751167/volume-staged-gamma-knife-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-large-skull-base-meningioma-surrounding-the-optical-apparatus-a-snowman-shape-design
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Chain-Fa Su, Dai-Wei Liu, Cheng-Chia Lee, Tsung-Lang Chiu
BACKGROUND: In cases of meningioma surrounding the optical apparatus, this study sought to reduce the incidence of radiation-induced optical neuropathy resulting from gamma knife surgery (GKS) by dividing the treatment volume into 2 or 3 fractions. METHODS: Four patients with a large skull base meningioma (1 male and 3 females; median age: 42 years; range: 33-43 yrs) were treated using volume-staged GKS. In stage I, the large basal part of the tumor (13.2 mL; range: 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725514/gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-grade-2-meningiomas
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Tamer Refaat, Michelle Gentile, Sean Sachdev, Prarthana Dalal, Anish Butala, Stanley Gutiontov, Irene Helenowksi, Plato Lee, Vythialinga Sathiaseelan, Orin Bloch, James Chandler, John A Kalapurakal
Purpose  This study aims to report long-term clinical outcomes after Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for intracranial grade 2 meningiomas. Methods  In this Institutional Review Board approved study, we reviewed records of all patients with grade 2 meningiomas treated with GKRS between 1998 and 2014. Results  A total of 97 postoperative histopathologically confirmed grade 2 meningiomas in 75 patients were treated and are included in this study. After a mean follow-up of 41 months, 28 meningiomas had local recurrence (29...
August 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690660/a-case-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis-with-a-16-year-time-interval-without-evidence-of-cancer-recurrence
#16
Shoko Merrit Yamada, Yusuke Tomita, Soichiro Shibui, Takashi Kurokawa, Yasuhisa Baba
The median time of brain metastasis from the diagnosis of breast cancer is approximately 3 years. In this case report, a 69-year-old woman demonstrated cerebellar ataxia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed enhanced lesions in bilateral cerebellar hemispheres. She had undergone surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy for uterine and breast cancer 24 years prior and 16 years prior, respectively. Although she had not received any anticancer treatment for 10 years, no recurrences were identified using whole body scans...
June 2017: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681759/dose-fractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations-on-daily-or-alternate-day-schedule-outside-the-linear-quadratic-model-proof-of-concept-and-early-results-a-substitute-to-volume-fractionation
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Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee, Narendra Kumar, Manjul Tripathi, Arun S Oinam, Chirag K Ahuja, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Rakesh Kapoor, Sushmita Ghoshal, Rupinder Kaur, Sandeep Bhatt
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of dose fractionated gamma knife radiosurgery (DFGKRS) on a daily schedule beyond the linear quadratic (LQ) model, for large volume arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2012-16, 14 patients of large AVMs (median volume 26.5 cc) unsuitable for surgery or embolization were treated in 2-3 of DFGKRS sessions. The Leksell G frame was kept in situ during the whole procedure. 86% (n = 12) patients had radiologic evidence of bleed, and 43% (n = 6) had presented with a history of seizures...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665251/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-medically-refractory-multiple-sclerosis-related-tremor
#18
Sudesh S Raju, Ajay Niranjan, Edward A Monaco, John C Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to severe intention tremor in some patients. In several case reports, conventional radiotherapy has been reported to possibly exacerbate MS. Radiosurgery dramatically limits normal tissue irradiation to potentially avoid such a problem. Gamma Knife thalamotomy (GKT) has been established as a minimally invasive technique that is effective in treating essential tremor and Parkinson's disease-related tremor. The goal in this study was to analyze the outcomes of GKT in patients suffering from medically refractory MS-related tremor...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660317/ischemic-stroke-after-radiation-therapy-for-pituitary-adenomas-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
A van Westrhenen, I S Muskens, J J C Verhoeff, T R S Smith, M L D Broekman
Radiation therapy is widely used for the treatment of residual and recurrent pituitary adenomas and proved to effectively control tumor growth. However, it is suggested that this treatment might result in an increased risk of ischemic stroke. This review aims to evaluate the radiotherapy-related risk of stroke in pituitary adenoma patients. PubMed and Embase databases were systematically searched for current literature on ischemic stroke risk after radiotherapy in pituitary adenoma, in accordance with the PRISMA statement...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645182/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-brainstem-arteriovenous-malformations-a-multicenter-study
#20
Or Cohen-Inbar, Robert M Starke, Cheng-Chia Lee, Hideyuki Kano, Paul Huang, Douglas Kondziolka, Inga S Grills, Danilo Silva, Mohmoud Abbassy, Symeon Missios, Gene H Barnett, L Dade Lunsford, Jason P Sheehan
BACKGROUND: The management of brainstem arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) is a formidable challenge. bAVMs harbor higher morbidity and mortality compared to other locations. OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes following stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of bAVMs in a multicenter study. METHODS: Six medical centers contributed data from 205 patients through the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation. Median age was 32 yr (6-81). Median nidus volume was 1...
June 21, 2017: Neurosurgery
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