Gamma Knife Neurosurgery in the Management of Intracranial Disorders

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The articles in this volume cover the various options of the optimal management of brain tumors, vascular lesions, and functional disorders. They provide a good balance between microneurosurgery and radiosurgery, presenting also alternative surgical and radiosurgical treatment options with discussions on their advantages and disadvantages. The presentation of multiple treatment methods will help to provide better service to patients. Some papers, specifically highlighting alternative treatment options, are accompanied by editorials prepared by recognized experts in the field. Additional emphasis is put on importance of the advanced neuroimaging techniques for radiosurgical treatment planning and subsequent follow-up. 


Practice of Gamma Knife surgery: Concept of robotic Gamma Knife microradiosurgery and results of its clinical application in benign skull base tumors. - Contemporary role of microsurgery, radiosurgery, and stereotactic radiotherapy in management of vestibular schwannomas. - Whether Gamma Knife radiosurgery is really necessary for treatment of patients with vestibular schwannomas? - Do we really still need an open surgery for treatment of patients with vestibular schwannomas? - Stereotactic radiosurgery and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for management of vestibular schwannomas: Initial experience with 17 cases - .- What is the role of radiosurgery in management of sellar tumors? - Role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in management of pituitary adenomas and craniopharyngiomas. - Role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in multimodality management of craniopharyngioma. - Role of radiosurgery in management of intracranial malignancies. - Gamma Knife treatment strategy for metastatic brain tumors. - Stereotactic radiosurgery for malignant extracerebral intracranial tumors: Patient selection, efficacy, and technical nuances. - Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery for atypical and malignant meningioma. - Management of non-benign meningiomas with Gamma Knife radiosurgery. - The treatment of cavernoma: An evidence based dilemma? - Microsurgical or radiosurgical management of intracranial cavernomas. - Gamma Knife radiosurgery of brain cavernomas. - Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas. -Radiosurgery as a neuromodulation therapy. - Long-term outcome of Gamma Knife surgery using a retrogasserian petrous bone target for classic trigeminal neuralgia. - Complications of Gamma Knife neurosurgery and their appropriate management. - How to control Propofol infusion in pediatric patients undergoing Gamma Knife radiosurgery. - Testing of blood DNA radiosensitivity may be predictive for efficacy of experimental glioma irradiation: Animal study.  - Advanced Neuroimaging for Gamma Knife Neurosurgery: Importance of neuroimaging accuracy in radiosurgery. - Optimal visualization of multiple brain metastases for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. - Usefulness of advanced neuroimaging protocol, based on plain and gadolinium-enhanced Constructive Interference in Steady State (CISS) images, for Gamma Knife radiosurgery and planning of the microsurgical procedures for skull base tumors. - Usefulness of Leksell GammaPlan for preoperative planning of brain tumor resection: Delineation of the cranial nerves and fusion of the neuroimaging data, including DTI. - Perspectives of 3T MRI in radiosurgical treatment planning.  - Differentiation of the tumor progression and radiation-induced effects after intracranial radiosurgery.


"This is a comprehensive textbook on the role of gamma knife radiosurgery ... . Several uses for CT, MRI, NMR Spectroscopy and metabolic imagery in evaluating radiation damage, necrosis, side effects and so on are discussed. Neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists will find the book helpful." (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, May, 2016) "Drs Chernov, Hayashi, Ganz, and Takakura present a review of contemporary Gamma Knife radiosurgery practice. ... Gamma Knife Neurosurgery in the Management of Intracranial Disorders is targeted toward a neurosurgical audience. ... the work also would be of value to residents and fellows and afford them a good vantage point from which to learn the lay of the land for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. The book would make for a welcomed addition to any comprehensive neurosurgical library." (Jason P. Sheehan, David Schlesinger and Cheng-Chia Lee, Neurosurgery, Vol. 73 (6), December, 2013) "This book covers the role of gamma knife radiosurgery on brain tumors, vascular lesions, and functional disorders and discusses a multidisciplinary approach to these lesions and alternative treatment options. ... The book targets practicing and trainee adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, and neuroscientists. ... Articles are well written and end with up-to-date and lengthy reference lists. ... Readers will enjoy not only the summary of the literature, but also the expert opinions and the helpful illustrations." (Ramsis Farid Ghaly, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2013)
EAN: 9783709113752
ISBN: 370911375X
Untertitel: 'Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement'. Auflage 2013. 22 schwarz-weiße und 55 farbige Abbildungen, 50 schwarz-weiße Tabellen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag KG
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2013
Seitenanzahl: XIII
Format: gebunden
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