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OBJECT To evaluate the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the management of brain metastases from breast cancer, the authors assessed clinical outcomes and prognostic factors for survival. METHODS The records from 350 consecutive female patients who underwent SRS for 1535 brain metastases from breast cancer were reviewed. The median patient age(More)
We sought to define the long-term benefits and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for arteriovenous malformation (AVM) patients who underwent prior embolization. Between 1987 and 2006, we performed Gamma Knife® SRS on 120 patients with AVM who underwent embolization followed by SRS. Sixty-four patients (53%) had at least 1 prior hemorrhage. The median(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a study to define the long-term outcomes and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the basal ganglia and thalamus. METHODS Between 1987 and 2006, the authors performed Gamma Knife surgery in 996 patients with brain AVMs; 56 patients had AVMs of the basal ganglia and 77 had AVMs of(More)
OBJECT Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFAs) are the most common type of pituitary adenoma and, when symptomatic, typically require surgical removal as an initial means of management. Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is an alternative therapeutic strategy for patients whose comorbidities substantially increase the risks of resection. In this report, the(More)
OBJECT Glomus tumors are rare skull base neoplasms that frequently involve critical cerebrovascular structures and lower cranial nerves. Complete resection is often difficult and may increase cranial nerve deficits. Stereotactic radiosurgery has gained an increasing role in the management of glomus tumors. The authors of this study examine the outcomes(More)
OBJECT To evaluate the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in patients with recurrent or residual intracranial ependymomas after resection and fractionated radiation therapy (RT), the authors assessed overall survival, distant tumor relapse, progression-free survival (PFS), and complications. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of(More)
PURPOSE Hemorrhage from an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is the commonest cause of childhood stroke. Management options for children include observation and medical management, surgical resection, endovascular embolization, or stereotactic radiosurgery, alone or in combination. METHODS Radiosurgery is used for high-risk malformations in critical brain(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a study to define the long-term outcomes and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for pediatric arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). METHODS Between 1987 and 2006, the authors performed Gamma Knife surgery in 996 patients with brain AVMs; 135 patients were younger than 18 years of age. The median maximum diameter and target(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 20 to 40% of patients with systemic malignancies develop brain metastases. OBJECTIVE To assess the potential role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for larger metastatic brain tumors, we reviewed our recent experience. METHODS Between 2004 and 2008, 70 patients with a metastatic brain tumor larger than 3 cm in maximum diameter(More)
OBJECT In this paper the authors' goal was to define the long-term benefits and risks of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) who underwent prior embolization. METHODS Between 1987 and 2006, the authors performed Gamma Knife surgery in 996 patients with brain AVMs; 120 patients underwent embolization(More)