Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ganglioneuroma Treatment

The treatment for ganglioneuroma depends on the type, size and location of the tumor. Treatment for ganglioneuroma includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Treatment for a ganglioneuroma includes:

  • Surgery for ganglioneuroma:
    • To remove the tumor
  • Chemotherapy for ganglioneuroma:
    • The administration of medicines that kill cancer cells.
  • Radiation therapy for ganglioneuroma:
    • Exposing cancer cells to radiation can kill them.

Ganglioneuroma Drugs Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can be used when surgery and radiation therapy have not been successful.

Drugs that are used in the treatment of gliomas include:

Ganglioneuroma Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses a highly-focused dose of radiation directed at a small area of the brain tumor. It requires specialized scanning equipment, and 3-dimensional imaging. Another name for this method is a gamma knife.

Gamma knife devices allow doctors to deliver a precise dose of radiation to the tumor, with a minimal effect on surrounding brain tissue.

Complications of radiation therapy may include:

Ganglioneuroma Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat ganglioneuroma:

Ganglioneuroma Surgery

Whenever possible, surgery is performed to remove the entire tumor. Following surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy may be used to decrease the risk of recurrence.

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ganglioneuroma References
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