Friederike Unger

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 The aim of this clinical study was to determine the tumour control rate, clinical outcome and complication rate following gamma knife treatment for glomus jugulare tumours. Between May 1992 and May 1998, 13 patients with glomus tumours underwent stereotactic radiosurgical treatment in our department. The age of these patients ranged from 21 to 80 years.(More)
BACKGROUND Glomus jugular tumours are usually managed by microsurgical resection and/or radiotherapy with considerable risk for treatment-related morbidity. The role of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS) in the management of these lesions remains to be defined. METHOD Between May 1992 and November 2000, 19 patients with glomus tumours underwent GKRS at our(More)
 Background: The prevailing percutaneous treatment options for herniated non-contained lumbar discs have not reliably achieved the same good results as the conventional microsurgical techniques. In this study we evaluated clinical outcome and complication rate following endoscopic percutaneous transforaminal treatment of extruded or sequestrated herniated(More)
Hamartoma of the hypothalamus represents a well-known but rare cause of central precocious puberty and gelastic epilepsy. Due to the delicate site in which the tumor is located, surgery is often unsuccessful and associated with considerable risks. In the two cases presented, gamma knife radiosurgery was applied as a safe and noninvasive alternative to(More)
OBJECTIVE To date, the efficacy and safety of repeat radiosurgery (RS) for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is based mainly on short term results. METHODS Between 1994 and 2006, 93 patients were treated by RS for TN at the Department of Neurosurgery, Graz, Austria. 22 patients underwent repeat gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) a mean of 18.8 months after the(More)
Hypothalamic hamartomas are nonneoplastic lesions often characterized by central precocious puberty and gelastic epilepsy. Due to the delicate location surgery is often unsuccessful and associated with considerable risks. In the presented series, Gamma Knife radiosurgery was applied. Four cases (aged between 5-13 years) who presented with medically(More)
UNLABELLED Radiosurgery is either a primary or an adjunct management approach used to treat patients with vestibular schwannomas. The goals are long-term tumour growth control, maintenance of cranial nerve function and prevention of new neurologic deficiencies. We sought to determine long-term outcomes measuring the potential benefits against the(More)
Intraventricular mass lesions account for 2±4% of all primary brain tumours in children and less than 2% of those in adults, respectively [2, 3, 5]; Surgery is associated with considerable morbidity and a still high mortality due to postoperative haemorrhage and uncontrollable brain oedema [5]. Among tumours of the lateral ventricle choroid plexus(More)
OBJECTIVE Synovial cysts of the vertebral facet joints are a source of nerve root compression. Different surgical procedures are in use, but no consensus has been formed so far as to which method should be used in synovial cysts. To clarify the role of surgical management, the efficacy of operative procedures and factors influencing the outcome in our own(More)
Object. Treatment of esthesioneuroblastoma (olfactory neuroblastoma) has been considerably improved by microsurgical techniques. Nevertheless, these rare tumours of the frontal skull base are still associated with high rates of tumour recurrence and mortality, thus remaining a challenge even for experienced surgeons. A novel therapeutic approach that(More)