Our patient was a 58-year-old female with a history of extensive stage small cell lung cancer initially diagnosed in November 2018. She received palliative radiation to the right hip and whole brain in December of 2018 and then received chemotherapy. Unfortunately, in October 2019, the repeat brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed recurrent lesions and she was referred for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (GKRS). At the time of the treatment, she was found to have four brainstem lesions as well as a left frontal lobe and a right frontal lobe lesion. She completed GKRS to all six lesions without any neurological complications seen in her short-term follow-up. This case report adds to the growing body of literature showing safety of GKRS for multiple brainstem lesions.
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Bernard, Mark E.; St. Clair, William; and Pokhrel, Damodar, "Gamma Knife Radiosurgery to Four Brainstem Lesions After Whole Brain Radiation Therapy" (2021). Radiation Medicine Faculty Publications. 27.