Contemporary Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Technique and Evaluation

Contemporary Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Technique and Evaluation

By: Bruce Pollock (editor)Hardback

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The exponential growth and acceptance rate of stereotactic radiosurgery (as measured by recognized indications and number of treating centers) has been coupled with concern about its possible over-utilization and long-term risks. To provide the most balanced account possible of this controversy, each chapter in this book is followed by a critical commentary from an expert on each indication, often one who does not perform radiosurgery. As a result, the reader benefits from an intelligent discussion of the clinical indications by both advocates and critics of radiosurgery. The book's contributors, true leaders in the field from the United States, Europe, and Japan, represent a wide variety of experience and opinion. Whereas earlier texts devoted large sections to the actual equipment used to perform radiosurgery, as the field matures it is now clear that the technique can be performed equally well with a variety of technologies. Thus, this book has just one chapter on technology, and otherwise concentrates on appropriate indications, use, and patient outcomes. It is the author's hope that neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurologists will use the information in this text to decide for themselves the role that radiosurgery should play in treating patients with neurologic disorders.


Preface Bruce E. Pollock 1. Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Evolution, Lessons Learned, and Integration into Neurosurgical Practice Bruce E. Pollock Comment: L. Dade Lunsford 2. Physical Aspects of Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery Michael G. Herman, Edwin C. McCullough Comment: Joseph C.T. Chen, Michael L J. Apuzzo 3. Radiobiological and Dosimetric Considerations in Stereotactic Radiosurgery John C. Flickinger Comment: David W. Andrews 4. Dose Selection and Prediction of Stereotactic Radiosurgery Outcomes Bengt Karlsson Comment: David M.C. Forster 5. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations Masaaki Yamamoto Comment: Fredric B. Meyer 6. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae Michael J. Link, Bruce E. Pollock, Douglas A. Nichols, Jonathan A. Friedman, Deborah A. Gorman, Robert L. Foote, Scott L. Stafford Comment: Daniel L. Barrow 7. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cavernous Malformation Steven D. Chang, Richard P. Levy, David P. Martin, Gary K. Steinberg, John R. Adler Jr. Comment: Fred G. Barker II, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Jay S. Loeffler 8. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Meningioma Scott L. Stafford, Bruce E. Pollock, Robert L. Foote, Michael J. Link, Paula J. Schomberg Comment: Robert D. Strang, Ossama Al-Mefty 9. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannoma Jean Regis, P.H. Roche, Ch. Delsanti, O. Soumare, J.M. Thomassin, W. Pellet Comment: Rick A. Friedman, Derald E. Brackmann 10. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenoma Alex M. Landolt, Nicoletta Lomax, Stefan G. Scheib Comment: Mary Lee Vance 11. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases Bruce E. Pollock, Paul D. Brown Comment: Edward G. Shaw 12. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Glial Tumors Gene H. Barnett, John H. Suh Comment: Philip H. Gutin 13. Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Chordomas, Glomus Tumors, and Malignant Skull Base Tumors Robert L. Foote, Bruce E. Pollock, Scott L. Stafford Comment: Mark E. Linskey 14. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia Kris A. Smith, C. Leland Rogers Comment: Kim J. Burchiel 15. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Douglas Kondziolka, Dhruv Singhal, Ajay Niranjan, L. Dade Lunsford Comment: Aviva Abosch, Andres M. Lozano

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  • ISBN13: 9780879937089
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780879937089
  • weight: 702
  • ISBN10: 0879937084

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