Radiosurgery for renal tumors

Lee E. Ponsky, Gino Vricella

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Abstract

Although conventional EBRT has a limited role in the treatment of renal lesions, the story may be very different for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). These approaches involve the stereotactic delivery, in one or a few fractions, of high radiation doses to limited treatment volumes, with a steep dose fall-off outside the treated region. The goal is the complete ablation of tissue. In this chapter we describe this approach to noninvasive in situ ablation of renal and adrenal lesions and review clinical findings to date. The chapter follows from and expands upon a recent review published by the authors (Vricella et al. [1]).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotic Radiosurgery
Subtitle of host publicationTreating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages178-184
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642114953
ISBN (Print)9783642114946
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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    Ponsky, L. E., & Vricella, G. (2012). Radiosurgery for renal tumors. In Robotic Radiosurgery: Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications (pp. 178-184). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11495-3_16