State-of-the-art treatment alternatives for base of skull meningiomas: Complementing and controversial indications for neurosurgery, stereotactic and robotic based radiosurgery or modern fractionated radiation techniques

Stephanie E. Combs, Ute Ganswindt, Robert L. Foote, Douglas Kondziolka, Jörg Christian Tonn

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Abstract

For skull base meningiomas, several treatment paradigms are available: Observation with serial imaging, surgical resection, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiation therapy or some combination of both. The choice depends on several factors. In this review we evaluate different treatment options, the outcome of modern irradiation techniques as well as the clinical results available, and establish recommendations for the treatment of patients with skull-base meningiomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number226
JournalRadiation Oncology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 29 2012

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Radiosurgery
Skull Base
Neurosurgery
Robotics
Meningioma
Radiation
Radiotherapy
Observation
Therapeutics

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  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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State-of-the-art treatment alternatives for base of skull meningiomas : Complementing and controversial indications for neurosurgery, stereotactic and robotic based radiosurgery or modern fractionated radiation techniques. / Combs, Stephanie E.; Ganswindt, Ute; Foote, Robert L.; Kondziolka, Douglas; Tonn, Jörg Christian.

In: Radiation Oncology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 226, 29.12.2012.

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