Minimized doses for linear accelerator radiosurgery of brainstem metastasis.

@article{Valery2011MinimizedDF,
  title={Minimized doses for linear accelerator radiosurgery of brainstem metastasis.},
  author={Charles Ambroise Valery and Christos S Boskos and G. Boisserie and Ioannis Lamproglou and Philippe Cornu and J. J. Mazeron and J. G. Jones B. M. Simon},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={362-8}
}
PURPOSE Treatment of cerebral metastases located inside the brainstem remains a challenge, as the brainstem is considered to be a neurological organ at risk, whatever the treatment strategy. We report a retrospective study of 30 consecutive patients treated in our institution between 2005 and 2007 with micromultileaf linear accelerator (LINAC)-radiosurgery for brainstem metastases, with reduced doses compared to those usually reported in the literature. METHODS AND MATERIALS Mean follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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