Stereotactic Radiosurgery For Multiple Intracranial EpendymomasKhan Aftab1, Hasan Khajah1, Abbas Ramadan11Gamma Knife Center, Ibn Sina Hospital, Kuwait, Keywords: gamma knife, outcome, ependymoma, radiosurgery, Imaging
To illustrate a case of multi focal ependymoma treated by Gamma Knife.
A 14 years old girl underwent multiple surgical excisions for the ependymoma in the right fronto-parietal region followed by fractionated radiation therapy and chemotherapy in 1998. Histopathology revealed Anaplastic ependymoma (WHO grade III). Now the patient presented with headaches off and on.
MRI brain shows recurrent ependymoma with multiple intraventricular seedlings (6 in number). Radiosurgery was performed using Gamma Knife.
The tumors markedly decrease in size after Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
This is a retrospectives study.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a minimally invasive management strategy which can be used as adjunct treatment after failed surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Radiosurgery can be also used as the primary treatment modality for the small and inaccessible ependymomas. Project Roles:
K. Aftab (), H. Khajah (), A. Ramadan ()