Long-term complications following gamma knife radiosurgery of vestibular schwannomas.

  title={Long-term complications following gamma knife radiosurgery of vestibular schwannomas.},
  author={Georg C Noren},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  volume={70 Suppl 1},
  • Georg C Noren
  • Published 1998 in Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Since its inception in 1969, Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKR) for vestibular schwannomas has been documented as an efficient and safe procedure based on more than 8,000 treatments worldwide. The author's personal experience comprises 669 treatments for patients with vestibular schwannoma between 1969-1997. This experience demonstrates long-term growth control, usually with shrinkage, in 95% of unilateral tumors. In the mid-1970s, early facial weakness occurred in 38% and facial numbness in 33… CONTINUE READING
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