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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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