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High-tech installation using gamma-rays allows to destroy benign and malignant tumors of the brain.

In Scientific research Institute of emergency care named after N. In. Sklifosovsky fulfilled 2660 operations using high-tech apparatus “Gamma-knife”. The installation of a radiosurgery used to treat benign and malignant brain tumors, as well as correct defects in blood vessels.

“This method is effective when surgical removal of the tumor impossible because of the nature or location of education. In addition, our experts have developed several of its own methods of operations, allowing to increase the effectiveness of treatment using the gamma knife and to reduce the likelihood of radiation induced reactions in patients”, — said Sergey Petrikov, Director of the Institute of emergency care named after N. In. Sklifosofskiy.

According to him, every day treatment with the gamma knife are a few of the patients. Transactions are fully paid for by the city budget.

The first surgery using the gamma knife in the Sklifosovsky Institute held in April 2016. Neurosurgical interventions are non-invasive: instead of a scalpel on the affected areas of the brain affected by radioactive gamma rays that use thin computer settings are directed precisely to the tumor and destroy the DNA of diseased cells, avoiding the healthy. The operation is performed in the outpatient setting, hospitalize the patient in the hospital is not necessary, the procedure is completely painless.

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