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Pediatric Radiosurgery

  • Andrew Reisner
  • Nicholas J. Szerlip
  • Lawrence S. Chin

Abstract

Over the past five decades, extensive experience has been obtained with stereotactic radiosurgical procedures. This experience, and research, is primarily based on studies of the adult population. Increasingly, stereotactic radiosurgical treatments are being applied to treat a variety of neurologic disorders in children [1]–[3]. Children are especially sensitive to the potential side effects of brain irradiation [4]. Thus, the capability of neurosurgical technology to deliver high radiation doses to a defined area and minimize radiation doses to surrounding brain tissue makes this treatment modality a very attractive option in the pediatric population.

Keywords

Brain Tumor Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Pediatric Brain Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Reisner
    • 1
  • Nicholas J. Szerlip
    • 2
  • Lawrence S. Chin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric NeurosurgeryChildren’s Healthcare of AtlantaAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryBostonUSA

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