Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) in the brain using Gamma Knife icon
Gamma Knife for Treatment of Brain Tumors – Treatment of Brain Tumors using the latest Gamma Knife Ray Techniques
Treating Doctors: Prof.Dr.Selcuk Bekir
Specialist Dr.Mustafa Yavuz Samanci
Medical Director: Dr.Hasan kasimoglu
|Age||48 years old|
|The Patient Problem||Acoustic Tumor of the brain|
|Diagnosis of the Diseases||Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)|
The patient Medical History
- Complete Hearing loss on the right side
- Loss of Balance
- Rotation of the head
According to the medical history in 2018 and the x-rays. The patient was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) in the brain and as a result of the Tumor, the patient suffers from complete hearing loss on the right side. The patient was informed about the treatment options in Turkey and as a result of the research, the patient decided to preform radiosurgery using the Gamma Knife in Turkey.
Neurological Examination of the patient
Complete Hearing loss on the right side. The other tumor is small millimeters in size and needs follow-up only.
- Clinical examination in the Department of Neurosurgery- Professor Specialist in Gamma Knife- Professor of Brain Tumors.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brain
- Computed Tomography
- Blood Tests
Final Diagnosis: Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma, right in the brain)
Treatment Plan: Treatment Acoustic Neuroma, Vestibular Schwannoma – brain tumor using Gamma Knife Icon
CBCT was obtained after applying the stereotactic frame of Gamma Knife. The Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma brain Tumor) was treated using Gamma Knife icon at 12 Gy to the Margin (50% Equal dose line). The patient tolerated the procedure well and was discharged from the hospital in good health.
Duration Intervention Gamma Knife Treatment: During the x-ray session, the Gamma-Knife rays continue for an hour and a half.
Exit Procedures: such as following up on the status of the patient after a period of time, where the magnetic resonance imaging is performed in February 2021, and then annually the magnetic resonance imaging is done, and we follow up on the condition of the patient every year.
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