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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 608--611

Gamma knife treatment of an endolymphatic sac tumor: Unique features of a case and review of the literature

Department of Neurosurgery of the West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Correspondence Address:
Wei Wang
Department of Neurosurgery of the West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Guoxue Street 37, Chengdu, Sichuan Province 610041
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.84348

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Endolymphatic sac tumors are rare, histologically non-aggressive lesions, but often become locally invasive and lead to erosion of the petrous bone. We report a rare case with multiple endolymphatic sac tumors located at bilateral cerebellopontine angles and vermis of the cerebellum. One of the lesions was surgically resected and others were treated using gamma knife radiosurgery. Local recurrence and metastasis occurred, which was treated with gamma knife radiosurgery. With an appropriate prescription dose and isodose, gamma knife radiosurgery may have an important role in the treatment of endolymphatic sac tumor.


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