Gamma knife radiosurgery is a treatment for certain brain conditions
It has been clinically demonstrated that some brain disorders may be non-invasively treated with gamma knife radiosurgery. Tumors with target diameters ranging from a few millimeters to several centimeters can be efficiently treated with it.
The following are a few of the ailments that the Gamma Knife technique can successfully treat:
Benign or Malignant Brain Tumors
The most common method of treatment for this kind of benign tumour is surgery with the Gamma Knife. For the removal of meningiomas, stereotactic radiosurgery is shown to be the most effective method.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery has been successfully used to prolong the median survival of tumor recurrence by 8 to 12 months on average.
For patients suffering from craniopharyngiomas and those who have failed to receive any benefits from other conventional therapies, Gamma Knife radiosurgery has proved to be beneficial. It helps increase survival rates.
Low-grade astrocytoma is effectively treated with the help of radiosurgery. A patient with astrocytoma can expect or be treated completely with the help of Gamma Knife surgery.
Residual or recurrent oligodendrogliomas are successfully treated with the help of minimally invasive Gamma Knife surgery.
Gamma Knife treatment has significantly enhanced the rate of tumor control in patients with hemangioblastoma. Neurologic functions are also preserved to a greater extent in these patients following this procedure.
Metastatic Brain Tumors
Neurosurgeons have effectively used Gamma Knife radiosurgery for the treatment of metastatic brain lesions and tumors.
Lesions arising from primary tumors of the kidney, skin, breast, uterus, colon, or other organs in the brain are expunged with this procedure with a success rate of more than 90%.
Gamma Knife is successfully used to treat many other medical conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous angiomas, Parkinson’s disease, and medically intractable epilepsy.
Gamma Knife surgery has made a revolutionary change in the life of patients whose tumors were declared inoperable due to its location, patients with specific medical conditions that make it impossible for the surgeons to conduct conventional surgeries, patients with recurrent tumors, and patients whose tumors were not removed totally during previous surgical procedures.