Michael J . Link

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PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and complications of stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFA). METHODS AND MATERIALS This was a retrospective review of 62 patients with NFA undergoing radiosurgery between 1992 and 2004, of whom 59 (95%) underwent prior tumor resection. The median treatment volume was 4.0 cm(3)(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To describe the natural history of primary inner ear schwannomas (PIES) and evaluate management outcomes and relationship between PIES location, clinical presentation, and time to diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review and systematic review of the literature. METHODS Vestibular schwannoma confined to or arising from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine local control (LC) and complication rates for patients with intracranial meningiomas who underwent radiosurgery. METHODS One hundred ninety consecutive patients with 206 meningiomas underwent radiosurgery between 1990 and 1998. One hundred forty-seven tumors (77%) involved the cranial base. The median age at the time of radiosurgery(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated toxicity and long-term efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery in patients with symptomatic or progressive glomus jugulare tumors. METHODS Twenty-five consecutive patients (age, 30-88 years; 17 women, 8 men) who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery with the Leksell Gamma Knife (dose, 12-18 Gy) were prospectively followed. MRI and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the risk of clinically significant radiation optic neuropathy (RON) for patients having stereotactic radiosurgery of benign tumors adjacent to the optic apparatus. METHODS AND MATERIALS We reviewed the dose plans and clinical outcomes of 218 gamma knife procedures (215 patients) for tumors of the sellar and parasellar region(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a series of cases of surgically resected granular cell tumors in an attempt to better characterize their clinical presentation, imaging features, and treatment outcomes with attention to previously published literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective study of 11 patients with granular cell tumors. Information obtained(More)
model of the solar system. Add to that the cryptic titles of the tales and one becomes downright dizzy. Dawkins has written another wonderful book, but the manuscript would have benefited from a good, firm edit. Had the text been reduced by a third and the marginal notes either incorporated in the main text or eliminated, The Ancestor’s Tale could have(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether neurosurgery (NS) or stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) provided better local tumor control and enhanced patient survival. METHODS AND MATERIALS Retrospective review of all solitary brain metastases (SBM) patients newly diagnosed at Mayo Clinic Rochester between 1991 and 1999. Eligible patients satisfied tumor size and SBM site(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of radiosurgery in the treatment of cranial base chordoma and chondrosarcoma. METHODS We reviewed 29 patients with cranial base chordoma (n = 25) or chondrosarcoma (n = 4) who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery between September 1990 and December 2002. The median patient age was 45 years (range, 10-81 yr).(More)
OBJECT The use of stereotactic radiosurgery to treat cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) is controversial. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CM radiosurgery, the authors reviewed the experience at the Mayo Clinic during the past 10 years. METHODS Seventeen patients underwent radiosurgery for high-surgical-risk CMs in the following sites:(More)