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Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain: Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain is a noninvasive form of radiation therapy to treat brain tumors. Stereotactic radiotherapy involves delivering several doses of radiation to a small or large area of the brain over a period of time. This procedure may be considered a nonsurgical treatment option.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain:

Other Surgical Options: Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain may include these surgeries:

Procedure Complications: Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

Possible surgical complications of Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The outlook depends on the particular disease being treated and the effects of radiation may not be evident for several weeks or months; repeat magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography will most likely be necessary.

Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Stereotactic radiotherapy on the brain) include:

  • SRT
  • Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Proton beam radiotherapy
  • LINAC (linear accelerator)

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