Objective: To estimate extracranial doses on eyes, thyroid, chest and pelvis in patients submitted to radiosurgery with 6 MV linear accelerator. Materials and Methods: The present study evaluated 11 patients, 7 of them with primary, and 4 with secondary brain tumors. In the latter group, 2 patients had two lesions. Thermoluminescent dosimeters were utilized to estimate the extracranial dose. Radiosurgery cones ranges between 1.50 and 3.75 cm and doses between 1300 and 2000 cGy. Results: Mean patients' age was 52 years, and 63.6% of them were women and 36.4%, men. Lesion locations were the following: right acoustic nerve (1), frontal (2), parietal (5), right occipital (1), cerebellum (2) and parasagittal (2). Mean received doses were the following: 5.1 cGy between the eyes; 4.8 cGy in the right eye; 6.5 cGy in the left eye; 4.2 cGy in the thyroid; 1.65 cGy in the chest; and 0.45 cGy in the pelvis. Conclusion: The results demonstrate that that although the eye doses do not exceed the tolerance limits for occurrence of lens opacity, it is important that the risks associated with radiation doses are taken into consideration by radiotherapists in the planning of cranial radiosurgery procedures. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Sciences biologiques et medicales, Biological and medical sciences, Sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. Psychologie, Fundamental and applied biological sciences. Psychology, Ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne, Animal, plant and microbial ecology, POULET, NEURONE PURKINJE, CERVELET, ANATOMIE, AVES, SYSTEME NERVEUX, CORAGYPS, CHICKEN, PURKINJE NEURON, CEREBELLUM, ANATOMY, and NERVOUS SYSTEM
LA DENSITE DES CELLULES DE PURKINJE DANS LE LOBE ANTERIEUR DE CERVELET EST PLUS ELEVEE CHEZ GALLUS GALLUS QUE CHEZ L'URUBU CORAGYPS ATRATUS.