Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Vascular Malformations

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Ajay Niranjan, Hideyuki Kano, L. D. Lunsford
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, 2013 - Medical - 232 pages
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An excellent summary of more than 30 years of accumulated experience Clinical outcomes of brain vascular malformation have been greatly improved by advances in microsurgery, endovascular techniques and stereotactic radiosurgery. Radiosurgery has proven to be the least invasive technique and is associated with documented long-term success. The papers in this volume present the experience of leading brain vascular malformation specialists who describe the outcome of radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas. These reviews expand the knowledge of the role of stereotactic radiosurgery alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. Evidence-based guidelines are included in each section to provide a summary of the current management strategies. This unique publication includes additional data that will further define the long-term benefit and risks of radiosurgery for these often complex vascular disorders and makes valuable reading for neurosurgeons, neurologists and endovascular specialists interested in an excellent summary of more than 30 years of accumulated experience in the management of brain vascular malformations.
 

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Contents

Series Editors Note
A Brief History of Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery
Natural History of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations and the Risk of Hemorrhage after Radiosurgery
The Technical Evolution of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for ArteriovenousMalformations
Targeting and Conformality in Arteriovenous Malformation Radiosurgery
Dose Selection in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Development and Testing of a RadiosurgeryBased Arteriovenous Malformation Grading System
Radiosurgery for Brainstem Arteriovenous Malformation
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Guideline for the Management of Patients with Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations
Cavernous Malformations and Hemorrhage Risk
Radiosurgery of Brain Cavernomas LongTerm Results
Radiosurgical Treatment for Epilepsy Associated with Cavernomas
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Intracranial Cavernous Malformations
Natural History and Rationale for Treatment with Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery with or without Embolization for Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
The Stockholm Experience

Multistaged Volumetric Management of Large Arteriovenous Malformations
Endovascular Embolization in Combination with Radiosurgery for Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations
Stereotactic Radiosurgery after Embolization for Arteriovenous Malformations
LongTerm Side Effects of Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations
Management of Adverse Radiation Effects after Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations
Morphological Observations in Brain Arteriovenous Malformations after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
Author Index
Subject Index
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