Stereotactic Radiosurgery in the Management of Vestibular Schwannoma and Glomus Jugulare: Indications, Techniques, and Results

Jeffrey T. Jacob, Bruce E. Pollock, Matthew L. Carlson, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J. Link

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Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (GKS) has become an important management strategy for an increasing number of patients with skull base tumors. For select patients with lateral skull base disorders, given the proximity to sensitive critical structures such as the brainstem, cranial nerves, and cochlea, this technology has emerged as a first-line treatment to achieve the paramount goals of long-term tumor control and maintenance of existing neurologic function. This article reviews the indications, technique, and results of GKS for the treatment of vestibular schwannoma and glomus jugulare tumors, and highlights our experience in treating these tumors at the Mayo Clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-526
Number of pages12
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015



  • Glomus jugulare
  • Skull base tumors
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Vestibular schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Medicine(all)

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