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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

Postby albert » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:33 pm

What is Gamma Knife Surgery? is it safe to undergo this surgery for Brain tumour?
Kindly guide in this matter. The patients age is 24 yrs and recently diagnosed with Brain tumour with size approx 4mm.
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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

Postby gerardo24 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:38 pm

What is Gamma Knife Surgery? is it safe to undergo this surgery for Brain tumour?
Kindly guide in this matter. The patients age is 24 yrs and recently diagnosed with Brain tumour with size approx 4mm.
Gamma Knife provides radiosurgery for certain brain lesions
It is very safe, non invasive, less cost, less hospital stay, almost no morbidity and mortality
very good for deeply located benign tumors where surgery is going to cause lots of morbidity
I will not say gamma knife is an alternative to surgical procedures but very good adjunct for treating brain lesions in critical areas. Age is no criteria
Conditions mainly treated
Meningioma, Pituitary adenoma, AVM, Metastasis, Acoustic schwanoma,Pineal region tumors, Trigeminal neuralgia and many others
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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

Postby buddey » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:44 pm

Patients with certain types of brain tumors and disorders no longer need to "go under the knife" or endure physically draining radiation therapy to find relief. With Gamma Knife technology, doctors are able to deliver over 200 beams of radiation with scalpel-like precision directly to tumors and lesions.
Although many people have never heard of Gamma Knife, the procedure has been around for a long time. The Food and Drug Administration approved it nearly 30 years ago, and University of Maryland doctors have been administering Gamma Knife treatments for over a decade. In fact, more than 2,500 patients have come to the University of Maryland Medical Center for Gamma Knife surgery.
Unlike traditional surgery, Gamma Knife procedures don't actually involve the use of a "knife" or scalpel. In fact, no incisions are made at all. The skull never has to be opened up.
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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

Postby brodrick » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:48 pm

The Gamma Knife isn't really a knife at all, but radiosurgery - a non-invasive neurosurgical procedure that uses powerful doses of radiation to target and treat diseased brain tissue while leaving surrounding tissue intact. This state-of-the art technology allows physicians to operate on brain lesions often considered inoperable. Gamma Knife surgery treatment offers new hope for patients with brain tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders.

It is recognized worldwide as the preferred treatment for brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations and brain dysfunctions.
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What is Gamma Knife Surgery? Is it safe?

Postby blayke » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:59 pm

its safe though but it is better to go surgically
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