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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351691/out-of-field-doses-in-children-treated-for-large-arteriovenous-malformations-using-hypofractionated-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-and-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Marijke De Saint-Hubert, Marija Majer, Hrvoje Hršak, Zdravko Heinrich, Željka Kneževic, Saveta Miljanic, Paulina Porwol, Liliana Stolarczyk, Filip Vanhavere, Roger M Harrison
The purpose of this study was to measure out-of-field organ doses in two anthropomorphic child phantoms for the treatment of large brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) using hypofractionated gamma knife (GK) radiosurgery and to compare these with an alternative treatment using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Target volume was identical in size and shape in all cases. Radiophotoluminescent (RPL), thermoluminescent (TL) and optically stimulated luminescent (OSL) dosimeters were used for out-of-field dosimetry during GK treatment and a good agreement within 1-2% between results was shown...
January 17, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338969/current-and-future-challenges-of-radiation-oncology-in-iran-a-report-from-the-iranian-society-of-clinical-oncology
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A Ameri, M Barzegartahamtan, M Ghavamnasiri, R Mohammadpour, H Dehghan, A Sebzari, K Novin, M Aloosh
AIMS: Growth of the cancer incidence rate in Iran has been very high in recent years. Therefore, the Iranian health care system should be prepared for the treatment of a huge number of patients in the foreseeable future. One of the most important treatment options for cancer is radiation. However, there is no comprehensive information on infrastructure for radiation oncology in this country. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, a questionnaire was designed by the Iranian Society of Clinical Oncology (ISCO) and all radiation oncology centres in the country were visited to determine four important components of radiation oncology services, including facilities, equipment, personnel and patients...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
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Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248377/management-of-a-complex-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Shyamal C Bir, Subhas K Konar, Devi P Patra, Tanmoy K Maiti, Alireza Minagar, Anil Nanda
The risks and benefits of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treatment should be considered cautiously in each patient since management strategy of it depends on various factors including age of the patient, location and volume of AVM and presence of other vascular abnormalities. Current management options of AVM include observation, endovascular embolization, radiosurgery and microsurgical resection or in combination of any two of the above procedures. Here, we have discussed a case of intracranial AVM with radiation induced early cyst formation, and performed a literature review to determine the optimum treatment of complex intracranial AVM...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218405/multimodal-treatments-combined-with-gamma-knife-surgery-for-primary-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-of-the-central-nervous-system-a-single-institute-experience-of-18-patients
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Yan-Ming Ren, Xia Wu, Chao You, Yue-Kang Zhang, Qiang Li, Yan Ju
OBJECTIVES: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a rare, highly malignant tumor of the central nervous system with poor prognosis. Nowadays, multimodal management, including surgery, chemotherapy (CMT), and radiation therapy (RT), is advocated. However, AT/RT treatment with gamma knife surgery (GKS) was rarely reported. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of GKS for the treatment of AT/RT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of AT/RT patients who underwent surgery from 2007 to 2014 at the West China Hospital were retrospectively reviewed and statistically analyzed...
December 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198888/salvage-therapy-for-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-after-failure-of-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Kai Quan, Xuqun Tang, Jianping Song, Xiancheng Chen, Yanlong Tian, Peixi Liu, Yuan Shi, Zixiao Yang, Yinjun Liu, Feng Zhou, Li Pan, Wei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate delayed complications in patients with brain arteriovenous malformation (BAVM) after Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery and to present the salvage therapy experiences of patients with BAVM with radiation-induced changes (RICs) or intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: This cohort consisted of 44 patients with BAVM who underwent failed GKRS between 2000 and 2015. These patients were further divided into an RIC group (23 patients) and an ICH group (21 patients) based on their post-GKRS complications...
December 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190619/ruptured-de-novo-aneurysm-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-arteriovenous-malformation-case-report
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Yun-Sik Dho, Dong Gyu Kim, Hyun-Tai Chung
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a well-known treatment tool for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The method has high validity and minimal invasiveness, but late-onset problems involving tumor formation and vasculopathy induced by radiation have been reported. We present a rare case of a radiation-induced ruptured de novo aneurysm following Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for an AVM. A 17-year-old, right-handed male underwent GKS for AVM at the left parietal lobe. After 3 years, a follow-up angiogram showed a residual AVM at the angular gyrus...
December 1, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188209/outcomes-in-20-gynecologic-cancer-patient-with-brain-metastasis-a-single-institution-retrospective-study
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Seung Bin Kim, Kihwan Hwang, Jin-Deok Joo, Jung Ho Han, Yong Beom Kim, Chae-Yong Kim
Background: The incidence of brain metastasis (BM) in gynecologic cancers has risen recently, due to prolonged survival times and an early diagnosis. We analyzed treatment outcomes of patients with BM from gynecologic cancers. Methods: Among 951 patients with BM who were treated in neurosurgical department from July 2003 to February 2016, a total of 20 (2%) patients were from gynecologic cancers. The patients' clinical characteristics were collected by using medical records...
October 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188205/recurred-intracranial-meningioma-a-retrospective-analysis-for-treatment-outcome-and-prognostic-factor
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Hyun-Seung Ryu, Kyung-Sub Moon, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Woo-Youl Jang, Tae-Young Jung, In-Young Kim, Shin Jung
Background: In this study, we aimed to compare repeated resection and radiation treatment, such as Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) or conventional radiotherapy (RT), and investigate the factors influencing treatment outcome, including overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and complication rates. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 67 cases of recurred intracranial meningiomas (repeated resection: 36 cases, radiation treatment: 31 cases) with 56 months of the median follow-up duration (range, 13-294 months)...
October 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181738/long-term-survival-after-multidisciplinary-therapy-for-brain-metastases-from-asymptomatic-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Takeshi Matsutani, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Tsutomu Nomura, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Daisuke Kakinuma, Akihisa Matsuda, Eiji Uchida
Asymptomatic T1 (invaded submucosa) esophageal carcinoma rarely metastasizes to the brain. A 53-year-old Japanese man complaining of right hemiparesis and convulsion was admitted to our hospital. Brain imaging demonstrated a ring-like, enhanced brain tumor in the left parietal lobe. The pathological findings of the resected tumor were consistent with a metastatic adenocarcinoma from the gastrointestinal tract. Additional examinations revealed an elevated-type tumor in the lower third of the thoracic esophagus...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178031/a-predictive-model-for-distinguishing-radiation-necrosis-from-tumour-progression-after-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-based-on-radiomic-features-from-mr-images
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Zijian Zhang, Jinzhong Yang, Angela Ho, Wen Jiang, Jennifer Logan, Xin Wang, Paul D Brown, Susan L McGovern, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Sherise D Ferguson, Xenia Fave, Lifei Zhang, Dennis Mackin, Laurence E Court, Jing Li
OBJECTIVES: To develop a model using radiomic features extracted from MR images to distinguish radiation necrosis from tumour progression in brain metastases after Gamma Knife radiosurgery. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 87 patients with pathologically confirmed necrosis (24 lesions) or progression (73 lesions) and calculated 285 radiomic features from four MR sequences (T1, T1 post-contrast, T2, and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery) obtained at two follow-up time points per lesion per patient...
November 24, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155347/postoperative-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-cavernous-sinus-invading-growth-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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Eui Hyun Kim, Min Chul Oh, Jong Hee Chang, Ju Hyung Moon, Cheol Ryong Ku, Won-Seok Chang, Eun Jig Lee, Sun Ho Kim
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the long-term effects of Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) on remnants in the cavernous sinus (CS) after transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) for acromegaly and to identify its possible adverse effects. METHODS: Thirty patients who had remnant tumors only inside the CS after TSS and who consequently underwent GKS were included. They were followed for a median period of 47 months after GKS with regular hormonal and radiological examinations...
November 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131131/gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-the-treatment-of-primary-and-metastatic-ocular-malignancies
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Andrea L H Arnett, Margaret M Reynolds, Jose S Pulido, Ian F Parney, Nadia N Laack
BACKGROUND: Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKR) can be used for precise targeting of malignant lesions of the CNS when brachytherapy is not an appropriate option. OBJECTIVES: This study reports treatment technique, efficacy, and radiation-induced adverse effects in patients with primary and metastatic ocular lesions treated with Leksell GKR. METHODS: A retrospective, single-institution review was conducted of 28 patients with primary or metastatic ocular disease, treated from 2000 to 2014...
November 4, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125412/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-an-international-multicenter-study
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Hideyuki Kano, Antonio Meola, Huai-Che Yang, Wan-Yuo Guo, Roberto Martínez-Alvarez, Nuria Martínez-Moreno, Dusan Urgosik, Roman Liscak, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason Sheehan, John Y K Lee, Mahmoud Abbassy, Gene H Barnett, David Mathieu, Douglas Kondziolka, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE For some jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs), complete resection is possible but may be associated with significant morbidity. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a minimally invasive alternative or adjunct to microsurgery for JFSs. The authors reviewed clinical and imaging outcomes of SRS for patients with these tumors. METHODS Nine participating centers of the International Gamma Knife Research Foundation identified 92 patients who underwent SRS between 1990 and 2013. Forty-one patients had prior subtotal microsurgical resection...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082599/failure-modes-and-effects-analysis-fmea-for-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
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Andy Yuanguang Xu, Jagdish Bhatnagar, Greg Bednarz, John Flickinger, Yoshio Arai, Jonet Vacsulka, Wenzheng Feng, Edward Monaco, Ajay Niranjan, L Dade Lunsford, M Saiful Huq
PURPOSE: Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a highly precise and accurate treatment technique for treating brain diseases with low risk of serious error that nevertheless could potentially be reduced. We applied the AAPM Task Group 100 recommended failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) tool to develop a risk-based quality management program for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. METHODS: A team consisting of medical physicists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, radiation safety officers, nurses, operating room technologists, and schedulers at our institution and an external physicist expert on Gamma Knife was formed for the FMEA study...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069961/factors-affecting-hearing-deterioration-in-vestibular-schwannoma-patients-treated-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-the-asan-medical-center-experience
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Marn Joon Park, Hong Ju Park, Jong Woo Chung, Do Heui Lee, Young Hyun Cho, Young Jun Choi, Joong Ho Ahn
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the changes in hearing and to determine factors predicting hearing deterioration in patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS) who undergo gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS). DESIGN: A retrospective review of medical records in patients diagnosed with VS and initially treated with GKRS at a tertiary care medical center between 1995 and 2015 was performed. Tumor factors (location, volume), parameters related to irradiation to the tumor and cochlea, and distance between the tumor and cochlea were reviewed...
October 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022157/radiosurgery-in-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve-schwannomas-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Iulia Peciu-Florianu, Constantin Tuleasca, Jean-Nicolas Comps, Luis Schiappacasse, Michele Zeverino, Roy Thomas Daniel, Marc Levivier
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas involving the occulomotor cranial nerves  (CNs; III, IV and VI), can be disabling, due to the associated diplopia and decreased quality of life and are extremely rare. We evaluated the role of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) in these cases. METHODS: Five patients with CN IV and VI schwannomas (three and two, respectively) were treated in Lausanne University Hospital between 2010 and 2015. Four benefitted from upfront GKS and one from a combined approach (planned subtotal resection followed by GKS), due to a large preoperative tumour volume (size, 3 × 2 × 2...
October 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017157/impact-of-the-number-of-metastatic-tumors-treated-by-stereotactic-radiosurgery-on-the-dose-to-normal-brain-implications-for-brain-protection
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Charlotte Rivers, Marissa Tranquilli, Shefalika Prasad, Evan Winograd, Robert J Plunkett, Robert A Fenstermaker, Andrew J Fabiano, Matthew B Podgorsak, Dheerendra Prasad
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the number of brain lesions for which stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) was performed on the dose volume relationships in normal brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Brain tissue was segmented using the patient's pre-SRS MRI. For each plan, the following data points were recorded: total brain volume, number of lesions treated, volume of brain receiving 8 Gy (V8), V10, V12, and V15. RESULTS: A total of 225 Gamma Knife® treatments were included in this retrospective analysis...
October 11, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992711/-treatment-of-pituitary-adenomas
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Jana Ježková, Josef Marek, Manuela Vaněčková
Pituitary adenomas are the most common tumours of the sellar region. A combination of neurosurgery, radiation and pharmacological approaches are applied for the treatment of pituitary adenomas. In certain cases, patient observation is another option. Neurosurgery is the first-choice treatment for acromegaly, Cushing´s disease and TSH secreting adenomas. Leksell gamma knife irradiation is used in the treatment of tumour residues. Until the effect of the irradiation is evident, pharmacological treatment must be administered...
2017: Casopís Lékar̆ů C̆eských
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983447/surgical-management-and-outcome-experience-of-53-cerebellopontine-angle-meningiomas
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Xiaosheng He, Weiping Liu, Yangang Wang, Jun Zhang, Buqing Liang, Jason H Huang
Background Meningiomas follow schwannomas as the second most common cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors. We investigate the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of this disease. Methods We reviewed the cases with the CPA meningiomas in our institution in Shaanxi, China from January 2012 to December 2015. Charts were retrospectively examined and patients were divided into two groups: 1) surgical treatment with a retrosigmoid approach for tumor resection and 2) stereotactic radiosurgery treatment only. Patients were followed up and outpatient records were also reviewed...
August 3, 2017: Curēus
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