During the last few years stereotactic radiosurgery has become a partner of equal rank within the discipline of neurosurgery. Today it is regarded as being of the same importance as microsurgery and endovascular neurosurgery, branches which have also progressed rapidly in recent years. Breakthrough success, however, requires a combined effort of all partners involved.
The editors have brought together leading experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurology, neuropathology, neuroanatomy, radiation oncology, and biophysics to discuss indications and therapeutic strategies in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and intracranial tumors and to find a common basis for their future work.
Table of Contents
Neuroanatomical Details Under Endoscopical View Relevant for Radiosurgery?.- Intra-Operative Marking of Neuroanatomical Details Helpful for Radiosurgery?.- The Neuroradiologist’s Contribution to Stereotactic Neuro-Radio-Surgery.- CT-Guided Needle Biopsy of Intracranial Tumours: Results in 118 Consecutive Patients.- The Role of Stereotactic Biopsy in Radiosurgery.- Indications for Brachytherapy for Brain Tumours.- Interstitial Irradiation of Brain Metastases.- Optimization of Dose Distribution for LINAC Based Radiosurgery Using Elliptical Collimators.- A Prototype Device for Linear Accelerator-Based Extracranial Radiosurgery.- Stereotactic Convergent Beam Radiosurgery Versus Stereotactic Conformation Beam Radiotherapy.- Frameless Stereotaxy for Radiosurgical Planning and Follow-up.- Stereotactic Radiotherapy for AVMs: The University of Toronto Experience.- Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Cerebral AVMs.- Treatment of Symptomatic AOVMs with Radiosurgery.- Microsurgery Versus Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Small Acoustic Neurinomas.- The Need for Adjunctive Focused Radiation Therapy in Pituitary Adenomas.- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Metastatic Brain Tumors.- Radiosurgery of the Metastatic Brain Tumours with Gamma-Knife.- The Results of Radiosurgical Management of 139 Single Cerebral Metastases.- Malignant Transformation of Benign Gliomas During Interstitial Irradiation.- Stereotactic Radiosurgery: The Lyon Experience.- Suction Fixation System for Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Intraocular Malignancies.- Index of Keywords.