Staged gamma knife radiosurgery for large cerebral arteriovenous malformations.

  title={Staged gamma knife radiosurgery for large cerebral arteriovenous malformations.},
  author={Kwame Amponsah and Thomas L. Ellis and Michael D. Chan and J. Daniel Bourland and Stephen S Glazier and Kevin Patrick Mcmullen and Edward G. Shaw and Stephen B Tatter},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  volume={89 6},
BACKGROUND We present our experience over a 10-year period of staged radiosurgery for large arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) including patient outcomes and methods. METHODS From July 2000 to December 2010, 80 patients with AVMs were treated with gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) at our institution; of these patients, 5 were treated for large AVMs with staged GKS (volumes >20 cm(3)). The mean interval between treatments was 10 months (range 7-16). The mean dose for the margin used was 18.0 Gy… CONTINUE READING

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