Revista argentina de neurocirugía
versión On-line ISSN 1850-1532
GERSZTEN, Peter C. Radiocirugía de la columna vertebral. Rev. argent. neurocir. [online]. 2008, vol.22, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1850-1532.
Spine radiosurgery represents a logical extension of the current state-of-the-art radiation therapy of combining highly conformal dose delivery with image guidance technology. Spine radiosurgery is now considered to be a safe and effective alternative to open surgery for a variety of both benign and malignant spinal tumors. Outcomes have focused on improvement in pain scores, safety, and alleviating the signs and symptoms of radiculopathy and myelopathy related to tumor compression. The major potential benefits of radiosurgical ablation of spinal lesions are short treatment times, delivery in an outpatient setting, rapid recovery, and good clinical response. Radiosurgery may also be utilized as a primary treatment for some lesions, as a salvage treatment for patients or lesions not amenable to open surgical techniques, or as an adjunct to open surgery.
Palabras llave : Image-guided surgery; Robotic surgery; Spine metastases; Spine tumors; Stereotactic radiosurgery.