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newly diagnosed - too big for radiation treatment?
Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 6:33 PM
Joined: 1/30/2015
Posts: 1

Hi, I was recently diagnosed with AN and MRI shows 2.8 x 3.3 x 2.9 and there is brain stem compression. Is it too big for radiation? I am going to see a neurosurgeon next week and my guess he would want to operate.. I am 37 year old female. Will appreciate your response Best, Ksenia
Newly diagnosed AN 2.8 x 3.3 x 2.9
Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:32 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Without seeing the images it is impossible to be sure, but we would likely advise a limited resection done in such a way as to spare the cranial nerves, then do radiosurgery for the remainder

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D. Southwest Radiation Oncology

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