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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

  • What is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?

    Gamma knife radiosurgery uses gamma rays to treat brain tumours and other brain abnormalities without the need for invasive surgery. A stereotactic frame is fixed to the head, and an MRI scan and a cerebral angiogram (x-ray to view blood vessels in the brain) are done before the surgery. These scans allow the surgeon to calculate the dose of radiation needed to treat the diseased brain tissues, while protecting the surrounding normal tissue from radiation damage. The patient is then positioned in the gamma knife machine, and focused beams of radiation are concentrated onto the diseased brain tissues. Gamma knife surgery is a non-invasive procedure. It is very safe and precise, and usually performed as an outpatient procedure.

  • Gamma knife radiosurgery is mainly used to manage and treat benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumours. It can shrink the tumour or stop it from growing by damaging the genetic materials in the tumour’s cells. It is also very helpful for treating other brain abnormalities including arteriovenous malformations (abnormal tangle of blood vessels) and trigeminal neuralgia (disorder affecting the trigeminal nerves that communicate information between the brain and the forehead).

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