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Olfactory groove meningeoma
Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:37 AM
Joined: 7/10/2014
Posts: 1

I am 67 years old female, diagnosed with 1.7mm olfactory groove meningeom. Except for the double vision, which has been getting progressively worse for the past 20 years, other symptoms are not to severe.

I have contacted CyberKnife in Munchen, Germany for information regarding treatment. They have told me that the tumor will dissolve.

But my ORL specialist told me that gamma treatment only stops the tumor from growing and even that, not always. It only destroys blood vessels that feed the tumor.

The clinical study that I was given is for Gamma Knife radiosurgery, (2014). Would the results be different for CyberKnife? By how much?

There is no CyberKnife treatment available in my country, but they have some other gamma radiosurgery machines (don't know which). Would the results be comparative?

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:13 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

For this purpose, you can consider Gamma Knife and CyberKnife to be interchangeable. Surgery and radiosurgery are about equally effective in achieving final tumor control, about 90%. The radiation option spares you the risks of surgery. The tumor does not usually go away, but the cells are killed and it never grows. It is not just blood vessel damage. Dr. Muacevic in Munich is one of the most experienced radio surgeons in the world, and is also a neurosurgeon. Go with his advice


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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