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Diseases
The Gamma Knife is an advanced radiation treatment for adults and children with small to medium brain tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations called arteriovenous malformations, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve condition that causes chronic pain, and other neurological conditions

Conditions for which the Gamma Knife is considered most effective are:

   Intracranial tumors such as acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, pinealomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, chordomas, chondrosarcomas, metastases and glial tumors.
   Vascular malformations including arteriovenous malformations.
   Functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Equipment
Gamma Knife® surgery is unique in that no surgical incision is made to expose the inside of the brain, thereby reducing the risk of surgical complications and eliminating the side effects and dangers of general anesthesia. The "blades" of the Gamma Knife® are the beams of gamma radiation programmed to target the lesion at the point where they intersect. In a single treatment session, 201 beams of gamma radiation focus precisely on the lesion. Over time, most lesions slowly decrease in size and dissolve. The exposure is brief and only the tissue being treated receives a significant radiation dose, while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed.

The same as neurosurgery, the Gamma Knife® allows noninvasive cerebral surgery to be performed in one session and with extreme precision, sparing tissues adjacent to the target. Based on preoperative radiological examinations, such as CT scans, MR scans and angiography, the unit provides highly accurate irradiation of deep-seated targets, using a multitude of collimated beams of ionizing radiation with scalpel-like precision.
Facilities
Verona – AOUI University Hospital
The AOUI “UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL INTEGRATED TRUST of VERONA” IS IN Northern Italy and is considered one of the most Excellent Hospitals in Europe and in the whole world.
First hospital in Italy for its operating rooms.
First in the world for the transplant of stem cells in the spinal column for thalassemic children.
Among the first in the world for pancreatic tumors, breast cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer.
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Copyright © 2014 - 2018 All Rights Reserved Medical Tourism Italy
Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 33 - 00186 ROMA - Italy - P.IVA 03725740249
Galleria Crispi, 43 -36100 VICENZA | Home to U.S. Army Base EDERLE
Tel ITALY: +393334981157 / +390699341213 | Fax: +39 0662202062
Tel USA: +13479640123 | Email: mti@medicaltourismitaly.com
Copyright © 2014 - 2018 All Rights Reserved
Medical Tourism Italy
P.IVA 03725740249
Via Degli Uffici del Vicario, 33 - 00186 ROMA - Italy
Galleria Crispi, 43 - 36100 VICENZA | Home to U.S. Army Base EDERLE
Tel ITALY: +393334981157 / +390699341213
Fax: +39 0662202062
Tel USA: +13479640123
Email: mti@medicaltourismitaly.com
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