Faculty Publish Book on Brain Malformations

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Vascular MalformationsPittsburgh, January 10, 2013 -- Ajay Niranjan, MDHideyuki Kano, MD, PhD, and L. Dade Lunsford, MD, are co-editors of a newly released book volume Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Brain Vascular Malformations, describing 30 years of accumulated radiosurgery experience for arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas. The book volume, published by Karger, is the 27th volume in the publisher's popular Progress in Neurological Surgery series.

According to the publisher's website, "the papers in this volume present the experience of leading brain vascular malformation specialists who describe the outcome of radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations and dural arteriovenous fistulas. These reviews expand the knowledge of the role of stereotactic radiosurgery alone or in combination with other treatment modalities. Evidence-based guidelines are included in each section to provide a summary of the current management strategies.

"This unique publication includes additional data that will further define the long-term benefit and risks of radiosurgery for these often complex vascular disorders and makes valuable reading for neurosurgeons, neurologists and endovascular specialists interested in an excellent summary of more than 30 years of accumulated experience in the management of brain vascular malformations."

Published since 1966, the Progress in Neurological Surgery series has become universally recognized as the most significant group of books serving neurological surgeons. Volumes feature contributions from distinguished international surgeons, who brilliantly review the literature from the perspective of their own personal experience. The result is a series of works providing critical distillations of developments of central importance to the theory and practice of neurological surgery.

Dr. Lunsford is the series editor.

More information on this volume -- and the series in general -- can be found on the Karger website.