Radiosurgery for glomus jugulare: history and recent progress NEUROSURGICAL FOCUS Guss, Z. D., Batra, S., Li, G., Chang, S. D., Parsa, A. T., Rigamont, D., Kleinberg, L., Lim, M. 2009; 27 (6)


In this article the authors review the literature for recent studies of radiosurgical treatment for glomus jugulare. These studies demonstrate that radiosurgery results in similar glomus jugulare tumor control and a superior morbidity profile compared with surgical treatment. In addition, patients treated with radiosurgery usually remain stable clinically or improve. Given the indolent nature of these tumors, however, more follow-up is required to ensure that the immediate benefits are lasting. These preliminary reports demonstrate that the use of radiosurgery as a primary treatment for glomus jugulare should be extended to encompass more of the patients who are currently assigned to microsurgical treatment.

View details for DOI 10.3171/2009.9.FOCUS09195

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