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Surg Neurol Int. 2013 May 2;4(Suppl 4):S185-91. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.111295. Print 2013.

Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy for brain metastases.

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Department of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356043, Seattle, WA 98195, United States.

Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HFSRT) have become important treatment modalities for brain metastases. While effective, there are still areas of extensive debate on its appropriate use in patients with life-limiting diseases. This review provides an overview of the indications and challenges of SRS and HFSRT in the management of brain metastases.

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Brain metastases; brainlab; cyberknife; gamma knife; hypofractionated; radiosurgery; stereotactic

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