Stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiotherapy for brain metastases

Surg Neurol Int. 2013 May 2;4(Suppl 4):S185-91. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.111295. Print 2013.


Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HFSRT) have become important treatment modalities for brain metastases. While effective, there are still areas of extensive debate on its appropriate use in patients with life-limiting diseases. This review provides an overview of the indications and challenges of SRS and HFSRT in the management of brain metastases.

Keywords: Brain metastases; brainlab; cyberknife; gamma knife; hypofractionated; radiosurgery; stereotactic.