Announcements

Seminar In Medicine, 17.07.2018, Prof. Dr. Selšuk Peker

Author: KUSOM
Time: 15:00
Location: MED 176

KOÇ UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 
SEMINAR IN MEDICINE
Tuesday, July 17th,
 2018

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Speaker         : Prof. Dr. Selçuk Peker, Koç University Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery 

Title               : Gamma Knife Radiosurgery For The Treatment of Brain Tumors

Time              : 15.00 (Refreshments will be served at 14:45)

Place              : MED 176

TelePresence   : AH 5th floor Chief Medical Officer / KUH 9th floor Meeting Room

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GAMMA KNIFE RADIOSURGERY FOR THE TREATMENT OF BRAIN TUMORS

With 50 years of experience, gamma knife radiosurgery effected the practice of neurosurgery so much. Many tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders can be treated with radiosurgery. For small skullbase or sinus invading meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, metastasis, deep seated benign tumors today radiosurgery become the primary treatment method. Comparing classical surgery it gives low risk and high quality of life for the patients. Today many patients with AVM’s are receiving radiosurgery instead of surgery or embolisation. Radiosurgery can be used as a minimally invasive neurosurgical technique   for trigeminal neuralgia and tremor.

The new model of gamma knife, Icon, gave us the opportunity to use hypofractionated treatments. With this feature of the system today we can irrradiate the larger or critically localised tumors easily.