The role of stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of ependymomas

@article{Krieger2009TheRO,
  title={The role of stereotactic radiotherapy in the management of ependymomas},
  author={Mark D. Krieger and J G Mccomb},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={1269-1273}
}
Intracranial ependymomas in children have high rates of recurrence. Salvage therapy typically includes repeat resection, possibly chemotherapy, and re-irradiation. Stereotactic radiosurgery has been used for re-irradiation. It offers the theoretical advantages of delivering a high dose of radiation to a small target, providing a maximum dose to the tumor while avoiding surrounding critical brain structures and previously irradiated tissue. Few reports in the literature describe this technique… CONTINUE READING