There has been concern expressed about the late consequences of radiosurgery. Excision after radiosurgery may be more difficult due to scarring, even in later years, though the evidence for this is very weak and anecdotal. There is a possibility of malignant change in the irra diated schwannomas . So far the statistics suggest that such a change is only a remote possibility, but long-term follow-up of these patients continues.
In summary, radiosurgery is an attractive alternative for patients with small and medium-
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