Session V: Evaluation of the Effect of Radiotherapy

  • Jacques P.Y. Magnan
  • Yuichi Inoue
Conference paper
Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 10)


When faced with a patient with an acoustic neuroma we have three options


Gamma Knife Vestibular Schwannoma Acoustic Neuroma Vestibular Schwannomas Gamma Knife Radiosurgery 
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© Springer Japan 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques P.Y. Magnan
    • 1
  • Yuichi Inoue
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of Aix-Marseille II University, ORL-Hospital NordCredex 20France
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySchool of Medicine, Osaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

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