Vestibular schwannomas related to neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) are difficult to manage and are sometimes treated with a noninvasive option, stereotactic radiosurgery. A retrospective study conducted by an international, multicenter team found that stereotactic radiosurgery is effective for patients with these tumors while preserving serviceable hearing and not causing radiation-related tumor development or malignant transformation.
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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to Treat a Brain Meningioma
Shari Benedict fell down a flight of eight stairs after losing her balance. A bystander called for an ambulance, which took Shari to The Valley Hospital Emergency Department in Ridgewood, NJ where she was diagnosed with a brain meningioma, the size of a golf ball, a condition Shari was unaware of. Shari underwent a craniotomy and Gamma Knife radiosurgery to treat her condition. She is now beginning the next chapter in her life.