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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Case Report, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Acute Hemorrhage Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to a Clival Meningioma

Matthew R. Reynolds1*, Ammar H. Hawasli1, Rory K.J. Murphy1, Wilson Z. Ray1, Joseph R. Simpson1,2, Robert E. Drzymala1,2 and Keith M. Rich1,2
1Departments of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
2Departments of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Corresponding author : Matthew R. Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Department of Neurological Surgery, Campus Box 8057, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 07, 2013 Accepted: February 14, 2013 Published: February 18, 2013
Citation: Reynolds MR, Hawasli AH, Murphy RKJ, Ray WZ, Simpson JR, et al. (2013) Acute Hemorrhage Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to a Clival Meningioma. J Spine Neurosurg 2:2. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000108

Abstract

Acute Hemorrhage Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to a Clival Meningioma

Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKS) is an effective therapy for small (<3 cm) meningiomas of the skull base in medically-complex patients for whom open surgery carries an unacceptable risk of morbidity and mortality. While infrequent, hemorrhagic events after GKS do occur. To date, nine cases of intratumoral hemorrhage after GKS for meningiomas have been reported in the literature, with eight occurring in a delayed fashion.

Keywords: Intratumoral hemorrhage; Subarachnoid hemorrhage; Gamma knife; Radiosurgery; Meningioma

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