Fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of optic nerve sheath meningiomas: Preliminary observations of 33 optic nerves in 30 patients with historical comparison to observation with or without prior surgery Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Neurons
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Stem Cells


  • To date, this article describes the largest reported series of ONSMs. Although longer follow-up is necessary, we think that CF-SRT represents a safe alternative to surgery and offers a higher likelihood of preserved or improved vision in patients with ONSM. Our analysis suggests that CF-SRT is also preferable to observation. Functional (111)In-octreotide single-photon emission computed tomographic scintigraphy provides a useful technique for the assessment of tumor control that complements serial posttreatment magnetic resonance imaging in patients with ONSMs.

publication date

  • October 2002



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006123-200210000-00007

PubMed ID

  • 12234395

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 890

end page

  • 902; discussion 903-4


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