This page is dedicated to explain some topics in neurosurgery and radiosurgery. Radiosurgery is a kind of radiation treatment used in cases of brain tumor, AVM’s, neuralgia and other neurological diseases. It’s being used since 1950’s and have a million of patients treated along this time. The objective is different from surgery – our goal is control the tumor or occludes the vessels in AVM. Generally it’s a one-day treatment. Using the target points you can determine exactly the tumor and have the control in how much radiation is being delivered at critical structures like optic nerves, chiasm, brain stem and others. Although to be a safe procedure, there are some complications that could be occur like radiation necrosis, headache, edema, dizziness and others. The patients should be advised about the risks and decided with the radiation team what’s the best treatment. The fact is that radiosurgery is an important tool in Medicine nowadays.
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