Stereotactische bestraling van het vestibulair schwannoom (acusticusneurinoom)

Translated title of the contribution: Stereotaxic irradiation of vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)

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A vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neurinoma) is a benign tumour localized in the cerebellopontine angle; it can give rise to cranial nerve symptoms. In recent years stereotactic irradiation has become an alternative to radical surgery. Stereotactic irradiation is administered with a gamma knife unit or with an adapted linear accelerator, as a single fraction (radiosurgery) or fractionated (stereotactic radiation therapy). Stereotactic irradiation gives local control rates of over 90%. Post treatment hearing preservation rate is over 60% and treatment related toxicity is low. Comparable treatment results are also found in the Netherlands at the VU-Ziekenhuis in Amsterdam.

Translated title of the contributionStereotaxic irradiation of vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2088-93
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2000

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