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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;42(4):655-63. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.04.008.

Stereotactic radiotherapy for vestibular schwannoma.

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  • 1Illinois Gamma Knife Center, Alexian Neurosciences Institute, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA. psweeney@chicagocancer.org


Vestibular schwannomas are benign tumors of the Schwann cells of the eighth (VIII) cranial nerve. Precision radiotherapy techniques used to manage these tumors include stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), which can be delivered with either a conventional or hypofractionated regimen. The radio-biologic rationale and reported clinical outcomes of patients treated with SRT are reviewed.

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