University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Treats 10,000th Patient with Leksell Gamma Knife Radiosurgery System

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Cancer News
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Milestone case is 81-year-old male with a deep brain metastasis, an increasingly important indication for minimally invasive technique that uses highly focused radiation beams

UPMC Gamma Knife Treatments 1987-2009

(approximate numbers)

Metastases: 4,000

Acoustic neuromas: 1,500

Meningiomas: 1,500

Gliomas: 1,000

Trigeminal neuralgia: 1,000

Other: 1,000



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