Role of hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy in treatment of skull base meningiomas

Louise Gorman, Jeremy Ruben, Robert Myers, Michael Dally

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to examine the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in the treatment of skull base meningiomas. Thirty-eight patients were treated with a median prescribed dose of 37.5 Gy in 15 fractions to the 80% isodose. Median follow-up was 47 months. Ten males and 28 females of median age 55.5 years were followed. SRT was the primary treatment in 15 patients, adjuvant in 10 and given for recurrence in 14 patients. On clinical follow-up 27 patients are unchanged and in six their symptoms have resolved. One patient had symptomatic deterioration and four patients have developed new symptoms. No patients have radiological evidence of progression. Our data suggest that conventional hypofractionated radiotherapy schemes for benign CNS disease may be useful in conjunction with stereotactic techniques. Such schemes are attractive in terms of resource allocation and where tumour size or cranial nerve tolerance is of concern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)856-862
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hypofractionation
  • Meningioma
  • Radiotherapy
  • Skull base
  • Stereotactic

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