by L Dade Lunsford
This second edition is written by renowned experts
in neurosurgery, neurology, physics, and radiation oncology, many of whom are
pioneers of radiosurgery. Throughout more than 30 detailed chapters, the authors
share their vast expertise on this highly precise, minimally invasive form of
The first few chapters lay a foundation for understanding the
differentiations in types of SRS technology: Leksell Gamma Knife®, Novalis,
Linac and Proton Beam Radiosurgery, and Cyberknife, followed by an explanation
on the physics and radiobiology of SRS. The remaining chapters provide a
detailed discussion of all pathologies and disorders currently treated.
- Radiosurgical procedures for a wide range of intracranial
conditions/diseases including arteriovenous malformations, meningiomas,
pituitary adenomas, trigeminal neuralgia, obsessive-compulsive disorder,
epilepsy, ocular disorders, pediatric brain tumors, and
- Important updates on skull base tumors, functional disorders,
and brain metastases.
- Evidence-based findings covering indications,
patient selection, benefits, limitations, outcomes, potential complications, and
alternative treatment modalities.
This updated reference tool is an invaluable, comprehensive guide to current
concepts in SRS. It is a must-have resource for neurosurgeons, radiation
oncologists, neuroradiologists, and medical physicists, from residents to
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