Complications of the gamma knife

Richard J. Wiet*, Alan G. Micco, George P. Bauer

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Radiosurgery, originally described by Leksell in 1951, describes the method of focusing multiple beams of radiation on an intracranial target. Many methods can be used to deliver the radiation, regardless of its source. Leksell developed the method of using multiple fixed cobalt sources for radiation. This system was called a 'gamma knife,' although no incision is made. The gamma knife represents one of many methods to use stereotactically focused radiation to 'treat' an intracranial target.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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