Stereotactic radiosurgery—an organized neurosurgery-sanctioned definition

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Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

Since its introduction five decades ago, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has evolved from an investigational concept into a mainstream neurosurgical procedure for the management of a wide variety of brain disorders. Contemporary neurosurgeons routinely use radiosurgery either as a definitive or adjuvant treatment modality in the fields of neuro-oncology and cerebrovascular and functional neurosurgery. Stereotactic radiosurgery offers the surgical neurooncologist a precise and established treatment that, in combination with fractionated radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and

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