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Today, stereotactic radiosurgery is an effective therapy for a variety of intracranial pathology that were treated solely with open neurosurgery in the past. The technique was developed from the combination of therapeutic radiation and stereotactic devices for the precise localization of intracranial targets. Although stereotactic radiosurgery was originally performed as a partnership between neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists, this partnership has weakened in recent years, with some procedures being performed without neurosurgeons. At the same time, neurosurgeons across the United States and Canada have found their stereotactic radiosurgery training during residency inadequate. Although neurosurgeons, residency directors, and department chairs agree that stereotactic radiosurgery education and exposure during neurosurgery training could be improved, a limited number of resources exist for this kind of education. This review describes the history of stereotactic radiosurgery, assesses the state of its use and education today, and provides recommendations for the improvement of neurosurgical education in stereotactic radiosurgery for the future.
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Name: World neurosurgery
Neuromas are benign intracranial tumors with indolent natural history. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment and only after the introduction of single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), radiothe...
We retrospectively assessed the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) involving the transverse-sigmoid sinus and analyzed the angiographic and clinical r...
The purpose of this research was to study the outcome of brain metastases in a cohort of patients undergoing a second course of stereotactic image-guided robotic radiosurgery, and to identify predicto...
The response of brain metastases (BM) treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI; PD(L)-1) is of significant interest.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (fSRT) as salvage therapy for recurrent high-grade glioma and to look a...
RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiosurgery may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving stereotactic radiosurgery after surgery may kill any tu...
RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiosurgery may be able to send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. Giving stereotactic radiosurgery before surgery may make the t...
RATIONALE: Stereotactic radiosurgery can send x-rays directly to the tumor and cause less damage to normal tissue. It may also help patients with spinal metastases live more comfortably. ...
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if stereotactic radiosurgery can help to reduce the risk of a brain tumor returning after surgery. The safety of this treatment will al...
This phase I trial studies the side effects of nivolumab with or without stereotactic radiosurgery in treating patients with chordoma that has come back or spread from where it started to ...
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A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.
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