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Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery for Benign Neurofibromas

Chopra, Rahul BS*; Morris, Christopher G. MS*; Friedman, William A. MD; Mendenhall, William M. MD*

American Journal of Clinical Oncology: June 2005 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 317-320
doi: 10.1097/01.coc.0000156923.52181.3d
Original Article: Central Nervous System

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of radiotherapy (RT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for neurofibromas. We studied 4 patients treated with RT (3 patients) or SRS (1 patient) and followed from 1.7 to 14.8 years. The tumor remained locally controlled in all patients. No significant complications related to treatment were observed. RT and SRS are likely to locally control neurofibromas in patients who require treatment and are not good candidates for complete resection.

From the Departments of *Radiation Oncology and †Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.

Reprints: William M. Mendenhall, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Florida Health Science Center, P.O. Box 100385, Gainesville, FL 32610-0385. E-mail:

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.