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Radiocirugía estereotáctica - Risks

Nombres alternativos

Bisturí de rayos gamma (Gamma Knife); Cyberknife; Radioterapia estereotáctica; SRT; Radioterapia estereotáctica corporal; SBRT; Radioterapia estereotáctica fraccionada; Ciclotrones; Aceleradores lineales (Lineacs); Radiocirugía con rayo de protones

Riesgos:

La radiocirugía puede dañar el tejido alrededor del área que se está tratando. Se puede presentar hinchazón cerebral en aquellas personas que reciben tratamiento en el cerebro. Esta hinchazón puede desaparecer sin tratamiento, pero algunas personas pueden necesitar medicamentos para controlar dicha hinchazón.

Referencias

Chang EF, Quigg M, Oh MC, et al; Epilepsy Radiosurgery Study Group. Predictors of efficacy after stereotactic radiosurgery for medial temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology. 2010 Jan 12;74(2):165-72.

Welling DB, Packer MD. Stereotactic radiation treatment of benign tumors of the cranial basae. In: Flint PW, Haughey BH, Lund VJ, Niparko JK, Richardson MA, eds. Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2010:chap 179.

Ewend MG, Morris DE, Carey LA, Ladha AM, Brem S. Guidelines for the initial management of metastatic brain tumors: role of surgery, radiosurgery, and radiation therapy. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2008;6:505-513.

Suh JH. Stereotactic radiosurgery for the management of brain metastases. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:1119-1127.

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