Turkish Neurosurgery
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Tumors of the Endolympathic Sac
Ayşegül Üçüncü Kefeli1, Meltem Yılmaz2, Meriç Şengöz3, Selçuk Peker4
1Marmara University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Istanbul,
2Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital, Department of Radiation Oncology, Istanbul,
3Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Istanbul,
4Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.13345-14.0

Aim:Tumors of the endolymphatic sac are locally invasive temporal bone neoplasms. Radical surgical excision is the treatment of choice; however, the aggressive nature of these tumors can make total excision impossible. Recurrence is common in cases of incomplete resection.Material and Methods:Gamma knife radiosurgery was used to treat two patients with primary tumors of the endolymphatic sac and one recurrent case. Results:All three patients were alive at 75, 74,and 11 months,respectively, after gamma-knife treatment, and the tumors were either smaller or had not enlarged. None of the patients experienced radiation-related side effects during follow up. Conclusion:Gamma knife radiosurgery should be considered a treatment option for these surgically challenging tumors.

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