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Stereotactic Radiosurgery with the CyberKnife for Pituitary Adenomas.
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PMID:  19352477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: In recent years, CyberKnife has emerged as an important treatment modality in the management of pituitary adenomas. Treatment results after performing CyberKnife and the complications of this procedure are reviewed.
METHODS: Twenty-six patients with pituitary adenomas received stereotactic radiosurgery with the CyberKnife (CKRS). The follow-up periods ranged from 7 months to 47 months (mean+/-SD : 30+/-12.7 months). The patients consisted of 17 with non-functioning adenomas, 3 with prolactinomas and 6 with acromegaly. The change in the tumor volume, visual acuity, hormonal function, and complications by this therapy were analyzed in each case.
RESULTS: The tumor control rate was 92.3%. Hormonal function was improved in all of the 9 (100%) functioning adenomas. Hormonal normalization was observed in 4 of the 9 (44%) patients with a mean duration of 16 months. In two patients (7.6%), visual acuity worsened due to cystic enlargement of the tumor after CKRS. No other complications were observed.
CONCLUSION: CyberKnife is considered safe and effective in selected patients with pituitary adenomas. However, longer follow-up is required for a more complete assessment of late toxicity and treatment efficacy.
Chul Bum Cho; Hae Kwan Park; Won Il Joo; Chung Kee Chough; Kyung Jin Lee; Hyoung Kyun Rha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society     Volume:  45     ISSN:  2005-3711     ISO Abbreviation:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-08     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101467054     Medline TA:  J Korean Neurosurg Soc     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-63     Citation Subset:  -    
Catholic Neuroscience Center, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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