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Planification dosimétrique dans le traitement radiochirurgical des schwannomes vestibulaires [Dosimetric planning for radiosurgical treatment of vestibular schwannomas].
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review Publication Status: ppublish
Dosimetry planning is certainly the most typical neurosurgical instant in the radiosurgical procedure for the treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VS). Indeed, it is a key-moment in which the therapeutical choices will have a major influence on the clinical results, in terms of efficacy and safety. The therapist has to inform the patient about the rationale of the treatment, its limitations, the expected results, and the specific risks. Deep knowledge of the radiosurgical technique, of the principles of dosimetry, and of the therapist's personal experience, allows an a posteriori analytical study of the influence of the dosimetry therapeutic choices on the patient's outcome. Correlation between the preoperative therapeutic choices and the postoperative clinico-radiological information is mandatory to optimize therapeutic strategies. These therapeutic choices should be the result of a reflection integrating the clinical status of the patient, an understanding of the specific pathology of VS, awareness of the other therapeutic choices, and knowledge of radiological and surgical anatomy. The way a certain number of parameters will be defined during the dosimetry planning will have a major influence on the clinical results. This explains wide variability of clinical results from one operator to another, for the same radiological and radiosurgical tools. This emphasizes the need for specific and long-term training, associated with continuous education and a good knowledge of the very active literature.
Ear Neoplasms/pathology, Ear Neoplasms/radiography, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuroma, Acoustic/pathology, Neuroma, Acoustic/radiography, Radiometry, Radiosurgery/instrumentation, Risk Factors, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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