Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a skull based nerve sheath tumor that constitutes about 6% of all primary intracranial tumors. The are usually benign and slow growing tumor which arise primarily from the vestibular portion of the VIII cranial nerve and lie in the cerebellopontine angle - a wedge shaped area bounded by the petrous bone, the pons and the cerebellum.

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