[CyberKnife stereotactic radiotherapy for mass lesions of the spinal cord and spine].

Voprosy neĭrokhirurgii 01/2012; 76(1):54-62; discussion 63.
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Introduction of a novel technology of stereotactic radiation treatment using linear accelerators, refining of systems for visualization and guidance provided rapid development of extracranial radiosurgery. Nowadays there is a possibility of precise stereotactic irradiation of lesions with different size and localization. One of the most actual and promising indications for radiosurgery are different primary and metastatic lesions and arteriovenous malformations of spinal cord and spine. Radiosurgery and hypofractionated radiotherapy with precise dose delivery during one or several sessions allow effective and safe treatment of neoplasms with any degree of radioresistance. This paper contains analysis of the first Russian experience of stereotactic radiation treatment of lesions of spinal cord and spine using robotized system CyberKnife (Accuray Inc., USA).

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