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GAMMA KNIFE RADIOSURGERY or GAMMA KNIFE NEUROSURGERY

A gamma knife is a device used to treat brain tumors with a high dose of radiation therapy in one day. Gamma knife radiosurgery or gamma knife neurosurgery is a non-invasive surgery which means no surgical incisions are involved using this approach. Therefore, gamma knife surgery is less likely to damage healthy brain tissue.

How does the Gamma Knife Radiation device work?

The device aims gamma radiation through a target point in the patient`s brain. The patient wears a specialized helmet that is surgically fixed to their skull so that the brain tumor remains stationary at target point of the gamma rays. An ablative dose of radiation is thereby sent through the tumor in one treatment session, while surrounding brain tissues are relatively spared.

gamma knife surgery illustration 

Illustration of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

Gamma knife radiosurgery is able to accurately focus many beams of high-intensity gamma radiation to converge on one or more tumors. Each individual beam is relatively low energy, so the radiation has little effect on intervening brain tissue and is concentrated only at the tumor itself. The effect of gamma-knife radiosurgery occurs only at the spot in the brain where all the beams meet.

Uses of gamma knife radiosurgery

Gamma knife radiosurgery has proven effective for treatment of patients with:

  • Benign or malignant brain tumors
  • Vascular malformations such as an arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Pain or other functional problems
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Pituitary tumors

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