Successful Treatment of Metastatic Brain Tumor by CyberKnife: A Case Report

Cheng Ta Hsieh, Cheng Fu Chang, Ming Ying Liu, Li Ping Chang, Dueng Yuan Hueng, D. Chang Steven, Da Tong Ju

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Stereotactic radiosurgery plays an important role in management of metastatic brain tumors, especially when the tumor has recurred after treatment with previous whole brain radiotherapy. Most metastatic brain tumors less than 1 cm3 show a complete response after stereotactic radio-surgery. However, there are few reports of a dramatic change in the complete response of large metastatic brain tumors. Here, we report a case of adenocarcinoma of lung that had metastasized to the brain. Because the recurrence of the metastatic brain tumor measured approximately 3 cm in diameter, the tumor was previously treated with two prior craniotomies followed by whole brain radiation to the resection cavity. The tumor subsequently recurred and was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (CyberKnife). A dramatic response was noted 3 months after radiosurgery with complete disappearance of the recurrent tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • CyberKnife
  • brain metastases
  • stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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