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Progress in Neurological Surgery, Volume 14, Gamma Knife Brain Surgery
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  1. DAVID HARDY

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    Progress in Neurological Surgery, Volume 14, Gamma Knife Brain Surgery. Edited by L D Lunsford, D Kondziolka and J C Flickinger. (Pp 228, US$188.00). Published by Karger, Switzerland 1998. ISBN 3-8055-6637-9.

    Stereotactic radiosurgery has been with us for about 30 years. The pioneering work of Lars Leksell was carried out at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, but in the United Kingdom, the National Stereotaxic Radiosurgery Unit in Sheffield has now been active since 1985. In theory, indirect methods of treatment for neurosurgical conditions are to be preferred to direct open surgery and it already seems that in a number of areas indirect techniques have already largely replaced surgery as the treatment of choice, for example, in the endovascular coiling for …

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