Stereotactic radiosurgery of malignant and benign intracranial lesions utilizing a patient rotator

Cargill H. Alleyne, Tim H. Fox, Jeffrey J. Olson, George A. Cotsonis, Ian Crocker, Roy A.E. Bakay

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This study examines the characteristics of the patient groups, treatment parameters, and results of therapy for 126 intracranial lesions treated with stereotactic radiosurgery utilizing a 'patient rotator' and a linear accelerator. A retrospective review was conducted and data on 122 patients (21 patients with arteriovenous malformations-AVMs, 40 patients with 41 metastatic tumors, 24 patients with malignant gliomas and 37 patients with other benign lesions) were analyzed. Clinical and radiographic response was obtained from chart review and/or telephone follow-up. The average follow-up was 12.1, 13.0, 5.7, and 23.1 months in patients with AVMs, malignant gliomas, metastases, and other lesions, respectively. Median survival times (MST) of the metastatic and glioma groups were 9 and 38 months, respectively. Complete or partial radiographic response at follow-up was seen in 62.5% of AVM patients, 33.3% of patients with metastases, 11.8% of patients with malignant gliomas, and 19.3% of patients with other lesions. (1) Local control of brain metastases and benign intracranial lesions can be obtained with single dose stereotactic radiosurgery. (2) The MST and local control rate for metastatic disease obtained are comparable with those in the literature. (3) The patient rotator method for stereotactic radiosurgery is an effective tool for treating selected intracranial lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-30
Number of pages11
JournalRadiation Oncology Investigations
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain neoplasm
  • Linear accelerator
  • Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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