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Gamma Knife surgery for multiple brain metastases from a malignant schwannoma of the penis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18503363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The occurrence of brain metastases from a malignant schwannoma of the penis is extremely rare. In patients with a single brain metastasis, microsurgical extirpation is the treatment of choice and verifies the diagnosis. In cases of multiple or recurrent metastases, radiosurgery is an effective and safe therapy option. Gamma Knife surgery was performed in a patient who had previously undergone tumor resection and who presented with recurrence of the lesion and three de novo brain metastases. This first report on brain metastasis from a malignant penile schwannoma illustrates the efficacy and safety of radiosurgical treatment for these tumors.
Albertus T C J van Eck; Gerhard A Horstmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  105 Suppl     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-27     Completed Date:  2009-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Gamma Knife München, München, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*
Neurilemmoma / secondary*,  surgery*
Penile Neoplasms / pathology*,  therapy

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