2008, Number 1
Arch Neurocien 2008; 13 (1)
Cavernous malformations treated with linac-based radiosurgery at the INNN: preliminary results regarding volumetric response
Moreno-Jiménez S, Reyes-Moreno I, Axayacalt-Gutiérrez AG, Lárraga-Gutiérrez JM, Suárez-Campos JJ, González-Valdez CK, Zorro-Guio O, García-Garduño OA, Hernández-Bojórquez M, Ballesteros-Zebadúa P, Celis MA
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ABSTRACTPatients with intracranial cavernous malformations normally present with neurological deficit after hemorrhage or with symptomatic epilepsy. Treatment may be expectant, microsurgical resection or radiosurgery. There are still controversies regarding the protection against rebleeding after radiosurgery. In general, everybody agree with the fact of higher complications rates presenting in patients with cavernous malformations treated with radiosurgery in comparison with patients with arteriovenous malformations (AVM’s) with lesions in similar locations and similar sizes and the authors report the outcomes in terms of hemorrhage protection and seizure control. Reports analyzing changes in lesion volume before and after radiosurgical treatment are lacking. The objective of this study is to show the preliminary results of patients with intracranial cavernous malformations treated with LINAC-based Radiosurgery at the Nacional Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Mexico City, with special emphasis in volumetric analysis.