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Radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17877430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results for treating glomus jugulare tumors with radiosurgery have been limited by short follow-up and small number of patients. We report our experience using LINAC or CyberKnife in 21 tumors with a median follow-up of 66 months (Mean follow-up of 60 months). In addition, we have a subset of eight patients that were followed out for more than 10 years. Patients were treated with doses ranging from 1400 cGy to 2700 cGy. We retrospectively assessed patients for efficacy and post treatment side effects. All patients had stable neurological symptoms, and two patients experienced transient ipsilateral tongue weakness and hearing loss, both of which subsequently resolved. One patient experienced transient ipsilateral vocal cord paresis; however, this patient received previous external beam radiotherapy. All tumors remained stable or decreased in size by MRI exam. Our results support radiosurgery as an effective and safe method of treatment for glomus jugulare tumors with low morbidity as evidenced by a larger number of patients and long term follow-up.
Michael Lim; Regina Bower; Jasvinder Singh Nangiana; John R Adler; Steven D Chang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Technology in cancer research & treatment     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1533-0346     ISO Abbreviation:  Technol. Cancer Res. Treat.     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-19     Completed Date:  2008-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140941     Medline TA:  Technol Cancer Res Treat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Follow-Up Studies
Glomus Jugulare Tumor / surgery*
Middle Aged
Radiation Dosage
Radiosurgery / adverse effects,  methods*
Retrospective Studies
Surgery, Computer-Assisted

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