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Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD
University of Virginia Gamma Knife Center
Whole sellar treatment with Gamma Knife for pituitary adenomas and Cushing’s disease.
November 3, 2021, 5:00pm EDT
In a 36-year-old female patient with a history of fatigue, easy bruising, anxiety and thinning hair, inferior petrosal sinus sampling confirmed pituitary etiology to her excessive cortisol production. While she underwent a transsphenoidal resection and had an initial remission, she later recurred. She did not desire lifelong medical therapy for her Cushing's disease and therefore received Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
Douglas Kondziolka, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS,
New York University, Langone Medical Center
Considerations in the treatment of vestibular schwannomas.
November 17, 2021, 5:00pm EDT
A female patient presented with symptoms of left facial dysfunction and mild hearing loss. Serial images showed progressive growth of the left cerebellopontine angle and petrous bone tumor. Images were consistent with a facial schwannoma with preservation of hearing. Gamma Knife radiosurgery was recommended to target the tumor selectively and restrict the cochlear dose.
Gene Barnett, MD, MBA, FAANS, FACS
Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
Radiosurgical management of meningiomas with fractionated treatment using Gamma Knife Icon.
December 1, 2021, 5:00pm EDT
A 62-year-old male patient, who presented with right lower leg focal seizures, was found to have a large fronto-parietal meningioma, eccentric to the left, with occlusion of the sagittal sinus and minimal edema in the adjacent brain. As the tumor involved both paracentral lobules, and he had comorbidities, surgery was contraindicated. Using Icon, we performed a multi-session mask-based treatment.
L. Dade Lunsford, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian
Treating arteriovenous malformations (AVM) with the unique dose sculpting capability of Gamma Knife.
December 15, 2021, 5:00pm EDT
A 20-year-old college student suffered a brain hemorrhage from a previously unrecognized AVM in the right temporal lobe. Her Spetzler Martin Grade 3 AVM was located in the mid temporal lobe. Because of concern associated with permanent visual field loss due to the lesion’s anatomic location, Gamma Knife radiosurgery was performed.