CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Brain. Volume 1

Steven D. Chang and Anand Veeravagu (Editors)
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, CA, USA

Series: Surgery – Procedures, Complications, and Results
BISAC: MED024000



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The last twenty years have seen significant strides in radiosurgical care, much of which were made possible by CyberKnife technology. With an ever-increasing number of CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery units installed across the globe and thousands of physicians using them on a daily basis, radiosurgery has grown rapidly. As minimally invasive, frameless, stereotactic radiosurgery gains popularity, this book will be indispensable in understanding the application of CyberKnife SRS.

This book provides a comprehensive reference for the treatment of various pathologies. It is meant to serve as a manual for both new and experienced clinicians alike. Some of the most experienced CyberKnife physicians from around the world have contributed their knowledge and discussed their experience. Each chapter covers a different disease process, including intracranial and extracranial pathologies. The content specifically highlights how the current use of CyberKnife relates to other radiosurgical modalities and treatment options by discussing advantages, disadvantages, dosing, complications and efficacy. We hope that this book will serve as a reference, guiding clinicians in the application of an emerging technology. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Chapter 1 - Introduction to CyberKnife® Technology (pp. 1-12)
Benjamin P., Ph.D. Fahimian and Lei Wang, Ph.D. (Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford University, CA, USA)

Chapter 2 - Hemangiopericytoma (pp. 13-18)
Eun Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea)

Chapter 3 - Hemangioblastoma (pp. 19-36)
Putipun Puataweepong, M.D. and Ake Hansasuta, M.D. (Mahidol University, Thailand)

Chapter 4 - Malignant Skull Base Tumors (pp. 37-48)
Steven M. Spitz, M.D., Hasan R. Syed, M.D., Joshua Ryan, M.D. Rory J. Petteys, M.D. and Walter C. Jean, M.D. (Department of Neurosurgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, USA)

Chapter 5 - Glomus Tumors (pp. 49-58)
Hyung-Ki Park, M.D. and Steven D. Chang, M.D. (Soonchunhyang University, South Korea and others)

Chapter 6 - Chondrosarcoma (pp. 59-72)
David Xu, M.D., and Randall W. Porter, M.D. (Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona, USA)

Chapter 7 - Skull Base Chordoma (pp. 73-84)
Abdulrazag Ajlan, M.D., Achal S. Achrol, M.D. and Griffith R. Harsh, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 8 - Glioblastoma Multiforme (pp. 85-98)
Jennifer L. Shah, M.D., Gordon H. Li, M.D. and Scott G. Soltys, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 9 - Metastatic Disease (pp. 99-108)
Judith Ann Murovic M.D. and Steven D. Chang, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 10 - Craniopharyngioma (pp. 109-122)
John D. Lipani (Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, California, USA)

Chapter 11 - Sellar Lesions (pp. 123-132)
Victor Tse (Kaiser Permanente, California, USA)

Chapter 12 - Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (pp. 133-140)
Michael Zhang, B.A., Gordon Li, M.D., Anand Veeravagu, M.D. and Wendy Hara, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 13 - Meningioma (pp. 141-154)
Cheng-Ta Hsieh, M.D. and Da-Tong Ju, M.D. (Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan)

Chapter 14 - Nonvestibular Schwannoma (pp. 155-162)
Daniel Wei-Chen Hong, M.D. (National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan)

Chapter 15 - Acoustic Neuroma (pp. 163-176)
Anand Veeravagu, M.D., Alexander Y. Li, M.S., Michael Zhang, B.A., Bowen Jiang, M.D. and Steven D. Chang, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA and others)

Chapter 16 - Pediatric Brain Tumors (pp. 177-190)
Bowen Jiang, M.D., Samuel Cheshier, M.D., Ph.D. and Michael Edwards, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA and others)

Chapter 17 - Arteriovenous Malformations (pp. 191-204)
Navjot Chaudhary, M.D. and Steven D. Chang, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 18 - Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (pp. 205-212)
Ritesh Kumar, M.D. and John Sinclair, M.D. (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Chapter 19 - Trigeminal Neuralgia (pp. 213-226)
Alfredo Conti, M.D., Ph.D. and Pantaleo Romanelli, M.D. (University of Messina, and Centro Diagnostico Italiano (CDI), Italy)

Chapter 20 - Psychosurgery and Neuromodulation (pp. 227-242)
M. Bret Schneider, M.D. (Stanford University, California, USA)

Chapter 21 - Epilepsy (pp. 243-256)
Pantaleo Romanelli, M.D., (Centro Diagnostico Italiano, Italy)


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