Principles of Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the only contemporary, comprehensive reference for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists using Gamma Knife and Linear Accelerator technology. Each chapter includes specific case presentations representative of the most commonly treated conditions, including applications for spinal disorders. Chapters conclude with counterpoint experiences, oriented to treatment options other than radiosurgery (i.e., medical management, standard surgery). These counterpoint discussions are written by noted experts and address in greater detail the indications, results and complications of their approach and enable readers to improve decision making with regard to choosing treatment options for their own patients. Also included is information on important non-surgical aspects of radiosurgery, including site construction, regulatory and billing issues, legal concerns, and nursing care issues. The editors have treated over 3000 patients using this technology, and international contributors share their experience as well.
The only contemporary, comprehensive reference on the topic, providing current information and state-of-the-art instructions on technique for all practitioners in this expanding field
The Fundamentals.- The History of Stereotactic Radiosurgery.- Neuroimaging in Radiosurgery Treatment Planning and Follow-up Evaluation.- Techniques of Stereotactic Radiosurgery.- Radiation Biology and Physics.- The Physics of Stereotactic Radiosurgery.- Radiobiological Principles Underlying Stereotactic Radiation Therapy.- Experimental Radiosurgery Models.- Treatment Planning for Stereotactic Radiosurgery.- Designing, Building and Installing a Stereotactic Radiosurgery Unit.- Stereotactic Radiosurgery Techniques.- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.- Linear Accelerator Radiosurgery.- Proton Beam Radiosurgery: Physical Bases and Clinical Experience.- Robotics and Radiosurgery.- CyberKnife Radiosurgery.- Treatment of Disease Types.- Brain Metastases.- Metastatic Brain Tumors: Surgery Perspective.- Brain Metastases: Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy Perspective.- High-Grade Gliomas.- Malignant Glioma: Chemotherapy Perspective.- Meningioma.- Meningioma: Surgery Perspective.- Intracranial Meningioma: Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Meningioma: Systemic Therapy Perspective.- Acoustic Schwannoma.- Acoustic Neuroma: Surgical Perspective.- Acoustic Neuromas and Other Benign Tumors: Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Perspective.- Pituitary Tumors.- Pituitary Adenomas: Surgery Perspective.- Pituitary and Pituitary Region Tumors: Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Pituitary and Pituitary Region Tumors: Medical Therapy Perspective.- Pediatric Radiosurgery.- Pediatric Brain Tumors: Conformal Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Pediatric Brain Tumors: Chemotherapy Perspective.- Pineal Region Tumors.- Pineal Region Tumors: Surgery Perspective.- Pineal Tumors: Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Pineal Region Tumors: Chemotherapy Perspective.- Skull Base Tumors.- Skull Base Tumors: Surgery Perspective.- Skull Base Tumors: Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Perspective.- Head and Neck Tumors.- Head and Neck Tumors: Surgery Perspective.- Head and Neck Malignancies: Chemotherapy and Radiation Perspective.- Spinal Tumors.- Spine Tumors: Surgery Perspective.- Spinal Metastases: Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Arteriovenous Malformation.- Arteriovenous Malformations: Surgery Perspective.- Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations: Endovascular Therapy Perspective.- Cavernous Malformations and Other Vascular Diseases.- Cerebral Cavernous Malformations: Surgical Perspective.- Cavernous Malformations and Other Vascular Abnormalities: Observation-Alone Perspective.- Trigeminal Neuralgia.- Trigeminal Neuralgia: Surgical Perspective.- Trigeminal Neuralgia: Medical Management Perspective.- Movement Disorder.- Movement Disorders: Deep-Brain Stimulation Perspective.- Movement Disorder: Medical Perspective.- Psychiatric and Pain Disorders.- Intractable Epilepsies.- Epilepsy: Surgery Perspective.- Ocular and Orbital Lesions.- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective.- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Brachytherapy Perspective.- Patient Care and Socioeconomic Issues.- Complications and Management in Radiosurgery.- Cost-Effectiveness and Quality of Life.- Regulatory and Reimbursement Aspects of Radiosurgery.- Medicolegal Issues in Stereotactic Radiosurgery.- The Semantics of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy.- Building a Radiosurgery Program.- Patient Care in Stereotactic Radiosurgery.