Radiological and radio-therapeutic nuances in skull base tumors: A focus on efficacy and safety in chordoma and vestibular schwannoma

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Abstract

This research has dealt with radiological and radio-therapeutic data from two challenging skull base tumours, namely, skull base chordoma and large vestibular schwannoma, aiming to assess the safety and efficacy of the current practices. The focus of this research was on the management of these tumours in combination with the recommended types of radiation therapy, proton therapy, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. The study also contributed to filling some of the knowledge gaps present in imaging the facial nerve and radiation dose planning, which would have a positive impact on the current practices or provide opportunity for further exploration or improvement of current methods.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Temel, Yasin, Supervisor
  • Verhaegen, Frank, Supervisor
  • Eekers, Danielle, Co-Supervisor
Award date15 Sep 2021
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789464233896
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • skull base
  • chordoma
  • vestibular schwannoma
  • proton therapy
  • Gamma Knife
  • efficacy and safety
  • facial nerve imaging

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