Radiosurgery is a very gentle and extremely accurate method for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors throughout the body, so the Cyberknife also treats spinal meningiomas very reliably.
Radiosurgery can be used very well for treating spinal cord lesions when there is no surgical indication. The Cyberknife system is technically very accurate and can hit a tumor to less than one millimeter exactly. This precision is partcularly important in the treatment of tumors along the whole spine to protect the sensitive surrounding healthty tissue.
When patients who are at increased risk for surgery meet the indication criteria (small tumors), they can often be treated well with Cyberknife radiosurgery. For patients, usually only a single treatment session is necessary to effectively eliminate the tumor.