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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 276189, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/276189
Case Report

Long-Term Survival in a Patient with Multiple Brain Metastases from Small-Cell Lung Cancer Treated with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery on Four Occasions: A Case Report

1Department of Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife of Spokane and Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S. Sherman, Spokane, WA 99202, USA
2Department of Radiation Oncology, Gamma Knife of Spokane and Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S. Sherman, Spokane, WA 99202, USA

Received 18 August 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: J. E. Cohen and Y. Wakabayashi

Copyright © 2012 Ameer L. Elaimy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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