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   Posted 12/4/2005 1:14 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
[img]hi everyone

ive just been diagnosed with this avm and its time to decide on what to do. as you can see i sent you a pic of the beast from my angiogram, and the report from my mri. my surgeon said i was a good candidate for surgery and recomended two embolizations with the glue and then surgery, said every thing should go well and that i would be fine. but that due to location i would probably but maybe not, loose periphial vision on the left side. To date my only symptoms are a headache and get dizzy once in a while, open surgery is scarring the hell out of me,but at first right after the bleed my vision was all screwed up couldnt really focuss on anything, but know it is back to where it was before i even new i had this. ive thought about it and i really dont want surgery unless i absolutly have to.


so my daughter who is a receptionist in a ER sent my films and records to Dr Seung a radiation oncologist, and he just told me over the phone that i was a candidate for gamma knife.i have not seen him in person yet due to a 250 mile drive. So i got researching this and it sounds like the way to go. i would like any of the docs opinions that want to look at the pic and report on the way to go with this beast. also would cyber knife be better than the gamma in your opinion. Is the cyber knife radiation the same as gamma radiation (cobalt). And would gamma be a more risk to my eyesight than surgery?? thanks ahead of time for anyone that responds to this.

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   Posted 12/4/2005 4:32 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
We really don’t have enough information to give you definitive answers. Your best bet is to see physicians who have multiple options available. For this problem, there is little reason to think that either Gamma Knife or CyberKnife would be preferable except CK avoids frame placement. The imaging is a little different. Whether surgery represents a better option would require more anatomical and medical information.


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org or cmedbery@coxinet.net

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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