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Stereotactic Radiosurgery for a Cardiac Sarcoma: A Case Report (p. 363-368)

Pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma is an uncommon tumor with a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 75-year-old man with a pulmonary artery sarcoma, recurrent following surgical resection. To palliate symptoms of this recurrence, he underwent CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery with a clinical and radiographic response of his treated disease. No acute or sub-acute toxicity was seen until the patient?s death due to metastatic disease 10 weeks following treatment. The feasibility and short-term safety of this technique are reviewed, with emphasis on the stereotactic planning considerations, such as mediastinal organ movement and radiation tolerance.

Key words: Stereotactic radiosurgery; Cardiac; Sarcoma; CyberKnife; Stereotactic body radiotherapy.

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TCRT October 2008

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Volume 7
No. 5 (p 341-414)
October 2008
ISSN 1533-0338

Scott G. Soltys, MD1,*
M. Yashar S. Kalani, Ph.D.2,3
Samuel H. Cheshier, MD, Ph.D.2,3
Katalin A. Szabo, B.S.2
Anthony Lo, MS1
Steven D. Chang, MD2

Stanford University Medical Center
1Department of Radiation Oncology and
2Department of Neurosurgery
3Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine