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Neurosurgery Blog Features Article on Stereotactic Radiosurgery

On May 1, the Neurosurgery Blog cross-posted a recent publication in Neurosurgery, the official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The article, “Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannoma in Neurofibromatosis Type 2: An International Multicenter Case Series of Response and Malignant Transformation Risk” was published as part of Neurosurgery’s High-Impact Manuscript Service (HIMS).

Lead author Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD and colleagues reviewed data from 267 patients with 328 vestibular schwannomas from 12 surgical centers who underwent stereotactic radiosurgery. They found that stereotactic radiosurgery is effective while preserving serviceable hearing and not causing radiation-related tumor development or malignant transformation.

Click here to read the article.