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CyberKnife Treatment for Neurological Diseases: An Overview of Recent Studies

Two studies presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) reinforced the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery for neurological diseases, using the CyberKnife® system.

One study was completed at the University Hospital of Messina in Italy. In the research, Dr. Alfredo Conti used CyberKnife to treat perioptic meningiomas, a type of benign tumor that arises from the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. Results showed the noninvasive CyberKnife treatment approach preserved vision while maintaining tumor control within 64 patients treated in 2-5 treatment sessions.

A second study evaluated the benefits of the CyberKnife system to treat patients with trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve disorder characterized by chronic facial pain. The study, led by Prof. Pantaleo Romanelli, analyzed the treatment of 103 patients. After six months, more than 90 percent of patients showed significant improvement in their symptoms. CyberKnife also was used to successfully retreat 24 patients who had relapsed within two years from their first treatment.

More information about the studies and findings is available here. For more information on CyberKnife treatment for intracranial conditions like meningiomas and trigeminal neuralgia, visit our conditions treated section.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.