Contemporary Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Technique and Evaluation / Edition 1by Bruce Pollock
Pub. Date: 09/15/2002
The exponential growth and acceptance rate of stereotactic radiosurgery (as measured by recognized indications and number of treating centers) has been coupled with concern about its possible over-utilization and long-term risks. To provide the most balanced account possible of this controversy, each chapter in this book is followed by a critical commentary from an… See more details below
The exponential growth and acceptance rate of stereotactic radiosurgery (as measured by recognized indications and number of treating centers) has been coupled with concern about its possible over-utilization and long-term risks. To provide the most balanced account possible of this controversy, each chapter in this book is followed by a critical commentary from an expert on each indication; often one who does not perform radiosurgery. As a result, the reader benefits from an intelligent discussion of the clinical indications by both advocates and critics of radiosurgery.
The book's contributors, true leaders in the field from the United States, Europe, and Japan, represent a wide variety of experience and opinion. Whereas earlier texts devoted large sections to the actual equipment used to perform radiosurgery, as the field matures it is now clear that the technique can be performed equally well with a variety of technologies. Thus, this book has just one chapter on technology, and otherwise concentrates on appropriate indications, use, and patient outcomes.
It is the author's hope that neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurologists will use the information in this text to decide for themselves the role that radiosurgery should play in treating patients with neurologic disorders.
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Table of Contents
Bruce E. Pollock.
1. Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Evolution, Lessons Learned, and Integration into Neurosurgical Practice.
Bruce E. Pollock.
Comment: L. Dade Lunsford.
2. Physical Aspects of Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
Michael G. Herman, Edwin C. McCullough.
Comment: Joseph C.T. Chen, Michael L J. Apuzzo.
3. Radiobiological and Dosimetric Considerations in Stereotactic Radiosurgery.
John C. Flickinger.
Comment: David W. Andrews.
4. Dose Selection and Prediction of Stereotactic Radiosurgery Outcomes.
Comment: David M.C. Forster.
5. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations.
Comment: Fredric B. Meyer.
6. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae.
Michael J. Link, Bruce E. Pollock, Douglas A. Nichols, Jonathan A. Friedman, Deborah A. Gorman, Robert L. Foote, Scott L. Stafford.
Comment: Daniel L. Barrow.
7. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cavernous Malformation.
Steven D. Chang, Richard P. Levy, David P. Martin, Gary K. Steinberg, John R. Adler Jr.
Comment: Fred G. Barker II, Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, Jay S. Loeffler.
8. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Meningioma.
Scott L. Stafford, Bruce E. Pollock, Robert L. Foote, Michael J. Link, Paula J. Schomberg.
Comment: Robert D. Strang, Ossama Al-Mefty.
9. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannoma.
Jean Régis, P.H. Roche, Ch. Delsanti, O. Soumare, J.M. Thomassin, W. Pellet.
Comment: Rick A. Friedman, Derald E. Brackmann.
10. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenoma.
Alex M. Landolt, Nicoletta Lomax, Stefan G. Scheib.
Comment: Mary Lee Vance.
11. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases.
Bruce E. Pollock, Paul D. Brown.
Comment: Edward G. Shaw.
12. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Glial Tumors.
Gene H. Barnett, John H. Suh.
Comment: Philip H. Gutin.
13. Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Chordomas, Glomus Tumors, and Malignant Skull Base Tumors.
Robert L. Foote, Bruce E. Pollock, Scott L. Stafford.
Comment: Mark E. Linskey.
14. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Kris A. Smith, C. Leland Rogers.
Comment: Kim J. Burchiel.
15. Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Epilepsy and Movement Disorders.
Douglas Kondziolka, Dhruv Singhal, Ajay Niranjan, L. Dade Lunsford.
Comment: Aviva Abosch, Andres M. Lozano
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