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Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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Radiobiology of Radiosurgery - This chapter will discuss the radiobiology of 1-5 session radiosurgery of the brain. Neuropathology of Radiosurgery - This chapter will encompass the neuropathological changes observed in the brain following radiosurgery. Radiosurgical Techniques: Frame Based versus Frameless Techniques - This chapter will detail the various units and techniques used for intracranial radiosurgery. The authors will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to frame versus frameless techniques. There will also be a discussion of relevant medical physics issues associated with intracranial radiosurgery. Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for arteriovenous malformations will be described. Radiosurgery for Cavernous Malformations and Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulae will be described. Radiosurgery for Meningiomas - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for meningiomas will be described. Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for pituitary adenomas will be described. Radiosurgery for Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for chordomas and chondrosarcomas will be described. Radiosurgery for Glomus Tumors - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for glomus tumors will be described. Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for acoustic neuromas will be described. Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia will be described. Radiosurgery for Movement Disorders - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for Parkinson s disease, essential tremor, etc. will be described. Radiosurgery for Epilepsy - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for epilepsy will be described. Radiosurgery for Ocular Disorders - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for ocular tumors and glaucoma will be described. Radiosurgery for Gliomas - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for high and low grade gliomas will be described. Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases - The techniques, outcomes, complications, and limitations of radiosurgical treatment for brain metastases will be described. Future Trends in Radiosurgery - future trends in radiosurgery will be outlined. The use of radiosensitizers, new imaging modalities, and different energy sources such as focused ultrasound will be discussed.

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University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Dept of Neurological Surgery, Charlottesville, VA, USA

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Logically organized...an excellent discussion of the histopathologic changes that occur in the brain and tumors in the acute, subacute, and chronic timeframes after STR...very useful...well-written, informative, and accurate...the chapters are easy to read and current and have good references from excellent sources.--American Journalf of Neuroradiology[Four stars] An excellent book...a comprehensive reference...provides the latest information on the subject...an excellent source of necessary information for neurosurgical residents in training...highly recommend[ed].--Le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques[Four stars] Excellent illustrations...[its] updated literature [includes] some of the most prominent trials, and a group of leading experts as authors, this book is an excellent reference for the field...an excellent book.--Doody's ReviewThe fundamentals on stereotactic radiosurgery are explained in great detail, with accuracy and precision.--European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

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