A member asked:

What is your thought on having the gamma knife on a meningioma on the brain stem and cranial nerves ? over the single doses 5 days a week for 5 weeks

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Dr. Atif Haque answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Pros'/Con's: Radiosurgery, such as the gamma knife, might be a good option for residual, growing tumor following resection or if your tumor is deemed inoperable. There is risk of injury to the brainstem and cranial nerves. A surgical resection, however, carries the best chance at a cure.

Answered 5/5/2015



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