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Gamma Knife radiosurgery for a recurrent craniocervical junction solitary fibrous tumour
  1. Orlando De Jesus,
  2. Cesar M Carballo Cuello,
  3. Ricardo J Fernández-de Thomas and
  4. Emil A Pastrana
  1. Neurosurgery, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Orlando De Jesus; drodejesus{at}


Spinal solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) is an uncommon tumour with few cases reported in the literature. It rarely originates at the craniocervical junction. To our knowledge, only eight cases of spinal SFT located at the craniocervical junction have been reported in the literature. We presented a patient with a craniocervical junction SFT and discussed its clinical presentation, radiological features, pathology, management and outcome. This was the first patient reported in the literature with a recurrent craniocervical junction SFT treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery. The treatment reduced the tumour volume by more than 85% within 12 months.

  • neurosurgery
  • pathology
  • CNS cancer
  • neurooncology
  • radiotherapy

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  • Contributors Conception and design: ODJ, CMCC and EAP. Data analysis and interpretation: ODJ, CMCC and EAP. Drafting the manuscript: ODJ, CMCC, RJFT and EAP. Final approval of manuscript: ODJ, CMCC, RJFT and EAP.

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