CyberKnife Treatment Complications
CyberKnife Treatment Risk Factors
Alternate Names for CyberKnife Treatment:
Gamma Knife treatment
If you are planning to have stereotactic radiosurgery, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Temporary swelling at the treatment site (may be associated with worsening of symptoms)
- Swelling, numbness, bleeding, or tingling around the sites where the head frame rests on the head
- Skin irritation
- Patchy hair loss from the radiation
- Permanent injury to the location in the brain being treated
Rare complications may include:
- Vision loss
- Nerve problems
Although the risk for complications is low, advanced age, chronic medical conditions, previous surgeries, or previous radiation at or near the target site may increase the risk for complications.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.