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Stereotactic Gamma Ray Surgery For Benign Intracranial Tumors


Stereotactic gamma ray surgery is used to treat tumors inside your head that are benign (not cancer). Beams of radiation kill the tumor cells. Normal tissues near the tumor get little or no radiation. Intracranial tumors can grow anywhere in your head. Benign tumor cells do not spread to other areas of your body.


Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have a fever.
  • You have dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • Your face is getting numb, or you cannot move your arms or legs.
  • You have a severe headache that does not go away even after you take pain medicine.
  • You have trouble seeing, talking, or thinking clearly.
  • You passed out or had a seizure.
  • You suddenly feel lightheaded and short of breath.
  • You have chest pain when you take a deep breath or cough. You may cough up blood.
  • Your arm or leg feels warm, tender, and painful. It may look swollen and red.

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