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Gamma Knife radiosurgery: technology, applications, and future directions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10099088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article provides a general overview of Gamma Knife radiosurgery, with a brief history of the design of the unit and a review of radiosurgical procedures. The gamma unit itself is discussed, including its different elements and how they work. The clinical applications are then examined, such as treatment of arteriovenous malformations, acoustic schwannoma, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, glial tumors, and others. The article concludes with a brief discussion of the future of Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
M Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery clinics of North America     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1042-3680     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-24     Completed Date:  1999-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008004     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women's Medical College Dai-ni Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  radiation effects
Brain Diseases / surgery*
Brain Neoplasms / surgery
Cerebral Angiography
Equipment Design
Gamma Rays / therapeutic use*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology,  surgery
Patient Care Planning
Radiation Dosage
Radiosurgery / instrumentation,  methods*,  trends,  utilization

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