Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas: Indications, Techniques, and Results

Michael J. Link, Colin L.W. Driscoll, Robert L. Foote, Bruce E. Pollock

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Abstract

This article describes in detail the uses of and distinctions between stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for vestibular schwannoma (VS). The authors discuss devices and techniques used in SRS and SRT and, additionally, present readers the approach used by surgeons at Mayo Clinic. They discuss indications and results for both approaches in patients with vestibular schwannoma. Treatment of small and large tumors is discussed, along with cystic tumors and NF2-associated VS. Repeating SRS for vestibular schwannoma is also mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-366
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Radiosurgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Vestibular schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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