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OBJECTIVE Radiosurgery is commonly performed for patients with small to medium-sized arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, few articles present overall outcomes after one or more radiosurgical procedures, and few data are available for periods longer than 5 years after AVM radiosurgery. METHODS Between 1990 and 1997, 144 patients underwent AVM(More)
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common facial pain syndrome, with an incidence of approximately 27 per 100,000 patient-years. OBJECTIVE To prospectively compare facial pain outcomes for patients having either a posterior fossa exploration (PFE) or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) as their first surgery for idiopathic TN. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery is an effective alternative to surgical resection for the majority of patients with vestibular schwannomas (VS). However, after radiosurgery, the imaging characteristics of VSs are variable, and correct interpretation is critical to prevent unnecessary surgery for these patients. METHODS A retrospective study of 208(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the quality of life (QOL) over time for adults with newly diagnosed high-grade gliomas and to examine the relationship between QOL and outcome data collected in three prospective cooperative group clinical trials. METHODS The QOL study was a companion protocol for three Phase II high-grade glioma protocols. Five self-administered(More)
OBJECT The authors reviewed the Mayo Clinic experience with the treatment of hemangiopericytoma in the primary central nervous system (CNS). METHODS A retrospective study of all patients at the Mayo Clinic revealed 38 who had been treated for hemangiopericytoma in the CNS. Twenty of these patients were diagnosed in the decade between 1990 and 2000; 18(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare facial pain outcomes from different surgical techniques for patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) who continue to have persistent or recurrent TN despite multiple operations. METHODS Review of a prospective surgical database identified 62 TN patients with ongoing facial pain despite having undergone three or more prior(More)
OBJECT The authors reviewed outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with acromegaly and analyzed factors associated with biochemical remission. METHODS Retrospective analysis was performed for 46 consecutive cases of growth hormone (GH)-producing pituitary adenomas treated by radiosurgery between 1991 and 2004. Biochemical remission was(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine factors associated with endocrine normalization after radiosurgery is performed in patients with hormone-producing pituitary adenomas. METHODS Between 1990 and 1999, 43 patients with hormone-producing pituitary adenomas underwent radiosurgery: 26 patients with growth hormone (GH)-producing tumors, nine with(More)
The objective of the study is to define the tumor control rate and complications associated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for patients with recurrent intracranial ependymoma. Retrospective review of 26 patients (49 tumors) having SRS between 1990 and 2008. Twenty-five patients (96 %) had undergone one or more craniotomies; one patient underwent SRS(More)
OBJECTIVE Reported biochemical remission rates have ranged widely after stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with hormone-secreting pituitary adenomas. Confounding variables include histology, radiation dose, use of pituitary-suppressive medications, and length of follow-up. METHODS A retrospective review of 46 patients with pituitary adenomas (growth(More)