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Gamma knife radiosurgery for circumscribed choroidal hemangioma.

Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Acta Neurochirurgica (Impact Factor: 1.55). 07/2005; 147(6):651-4; discussion 654. DOI: 10.1007/s00701-005-0499-1
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ABSTRACT The authors report a case of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) treated by stereotactic radiosurgery with gamma knife. A thirteen-year-old boy presented with a 4-year history of progressive visual loss in his right eye. Because of the large size and fluid collection under the macula, gamma knife radiosurgery was done. During 2 years of follow-up, there was resolution of retinal detachment, regression in tumor thickness, and no complications. Gamma knife radiosurgery may be a reasonable alternative treatment option for symptomatic CCHs which are difficult to manage using standard therapeutic options such as photocoagulation.

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