Gamma knife radiosurgery in younger patients with vestibular schwannomas.

  title={Gamma knife radiosurgery in younger patients with vestibular schwannomas.},
  author={Javier Lobato-Polo and Douglas Kondziolka and Oscar Zorro and H ideyuki Kano and J C Flickinger and L D Lunsford},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={294-300; discussion 300-1}
OBJECTIVE Management options for patients with vestibular schwannoma include observation, surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and stereotactic radiation therapy. In younger patients, resection is often advocated because of concern regarding the long-term effects of radiation. We studied tumor response and clinical outcomes after SRS in such patients. METHODS We reviewed long-term outcomes in 55 patients with vestibular schwannomas. Patients were 40 years of age or younger… CONTINUE READING


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