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Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013 Oct;24(4):575-89. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2013.05.004. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Stereotactic radiosurgery of intracranial cavernous malformations.

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Department of Neuro-Oncology, National Institute of Neurosciences, Amerikai Ășt 57, Budapest 1145, Hungary.

Abstract

Despite increasing worldwide experience, the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the management of cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) remains controversial. Microsurgical excision of easily accessible CMs is typically safe; therefore, removal remains the gold standard for most of the symptomatic hemispheric lesions. However, there is now sufficient evidence supporting the use of SRS for the difficult cases. Waiting for the cumulative morbidity of the natural history to justify intervention does not serve the patient's interest, therefore, we argue for early radiosurgical intervention. Carefully designed randomized controlled trials might resolve controversies concerning the role of SRS in treating cerebral CMs.

KEYWORDS:

Basal ganglia; Brainstem; Cavernous malformation; Epilepsy; Stereotactic radiosurgery; Thalamus

PMID:
24093575
DOI:
10.1016/j.nec.2013.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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