Intracystic irradiation for craniopharyngiomas

@article{Julow2012IntracysticIF,
  title={Intracystic irradiation for craniopharyngiomas},
  author={Jenő Viktor Julow},
  journal={Pituitary},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={34-45}
}
Data collected over a 36-year period were used to assess the value of stereotactically applied intracystic colloidal yttrium-90 (YTx) for the treatment of recurrent cystic craniopharyngiomas (CRF’s). The article compares data from 95 YTx procedures carried out on 78 patients during the years 1975 and 2011, using a cumulative beta dose of 270 Gy aimed at the inner surface of the cyst wall. After YTx, the initial cyst volumes decreased an average of 74.7 %. In 54 patients, the volume reduction… CONTINUE READING
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