Gamma knife radiosurgery as a primary treatment for prolactinomas.

  title={Gamma knife radiosurgery as a primary treatment for prolactinomas.},
  author={Li Hua Pan and Nan Zhang and En Min Wang and Bin Wang and Jia Zhong Dai and Pei Wu Cai},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={93 Suppl 3},
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to estimate the efficacy of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) in controlling tumor growth and endocrinopathy associated with prolactinomas. METHODS Between 1993 and 1997, 164 of 469 patients with pituitary adenomas treated by GKS harbored prolactinomas. The dose to the tumor margin ranged from 9 to 35 Gy (mean 31.2 Gy), and the visual pathways were exposed to a dose of less than 10 Gy. The mean tumor diameter was 13.4 mm. The mean follow-up time for 128 cases… CONTINUE READING


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