Stereotactic radiosurgery in the intracranial benign neoplasms and malignant tumors of the brain.

Francisco Mascarenhas, M Sá da Costa, M Ortiz, A Almeida, H Carvalho, A Gonçalves Ferreira, M B Cattoni

Abstract


Stereotactic Radiosurgery has proven to be during the last years the therapy of choice in more and more patients with benign and malignant brain tumors. The potential advantages comparatively to surgery and conventional radiotherapy made this technique a very important tool in the therapeutic armamentarium of neurooncology. This series presents the experience of treating more than 100 intracranial lesions with linear accelerator-based radiosurgery at Hospital de Santa Maria in Lisbon with special emphasis on the indications and results. It also provides a review of the concepts and procedures of this modality as well as a general overview of the main published results in series of patients with brain tumors treated with stereotactic radiosurgery.

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