Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Intracranial Meningiomas

Bruce E. Pollock, Scott L. Stafford, Michael J. Link

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Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been performed for intracranial meningiomas for more than 30years. Small to moderate-sized meningiomas are generally considered good candidates for SRS because of their neuro-imaging and radiobiological characteristics. Patient selection is critical for successful meningioma SRS. Factors related to tumor control and radiation-related complications in patients with WHO grade I or presumed meningiomas include history of prior surgery, tumor volume, and tumor location. Patients with small volume, nonoperated skull-base or tentorial meningiomas typically have the best outcomes after SRS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-507
Number of pages9
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Complications
  • Meningioma
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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