Japanese Experience with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
With a Foreword by K. Takakura (Tokyo)
Editor(s): Yamamoto M. (Hitachi-naka)
Publication year: 2009
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Progress in Neurological Surgery , Vol. 22
Editor(s): Lunsford L.D. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
XII + 196 p., 109 fig., 16 in color, 53 tab., hard cover, 2009
This publication provides an excellent overview of Japan’s 20-year experience with stereotactic radiosurgery using the Leksell Gamma Knife. Leading experts discuss their long-term results with gamma knife radiosurgery. Studies focusing on dose selection for optimal treatment results and avoidance of complications are also presented. In addition, gamma knife treatments of extracranial pathologies are reviewed.
Neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists and workers in radiology and cardiology will find accurate knowledge on gamma knife radiosurgery which will be helpful with patient selection, treatment planning and delivery, and postoperative management.