Stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of patients with acoustic tumors.

@article{Lunsford1992StereotacticRI,
  title={Stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of patients with acoustic tumors.},
  author={L. Dade Lunsford and Mark E. Linskey},
  journal={Otolaryngologic clinics of North America},
  year={1992},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={471-91}
}
Stereotactic radiosurgery is performed under local anesthesia, and most patients can be discharged from the hospital within 24 hours of treatment. All patients in our series returned to their preoperative level of employment or function within 5 to 7 days of treatment, and this functional level was maintained over the period of follow-up. "Tumor control" was achieved in 96% of patients during an average follow-up of 1.7 years. Tumor shrinkage occurred in 45% of patients who had at least 1.5… CONTINUE READING