Who is a good Gamma Radiosurgery candidate?
People with the following conditions tend to benefit the most from Gamma radiosurgery:
Metastatic brain lesions and other partially resected tumors
Benign tumors, including acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas), meningiomas and pituitary adenomas or craniopharyngiomas
Small intracranial arteriovenous malformations (not greater than four centimeters)
Tumors located at the base of the skull, brain stem or in the pineal region
Advanced age or medical conditions place the patient at high risk for conventional surgery and anesthesia
Other conditions deemed inoperable
The MASEP Infini Gamma Radiosurgery procedure is also effective as an adjunctive therapy for lesions not completely removed by previous surgery and for tumors that reoccur after surgery or radiation therapy.
Adjunct therapy candidates typically have:
Tumors that are 3.5 centimeters or smaller