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Microsurgical anatomy of the superior cerebellar artery.
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The superior cerebellar artery (SCA) was present in each of the 50 hemispheres and had points of contact with 32 oculomotor, 46 trochlear, and 26 trigeminal nerves.
Microsurgical relationships of the superior cerebellar artery and the trigeminal nerve.
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Twenty-six of the 50 nerves examined had a point of contact with the SCA, but it was uncommon for the arterial contact to produce distortion of the nerve, the site of arterial compression postulated to be associated with trigeminal neuralgia.
The Outcome of Radical Surgery and Postoperative Radiotherapy for Squamous Carcinoma of the Temporal Bone
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The objective was to analyze the clinical data and outcome of all the patients treated surgically for squamous carcinoma of the temporal bone in a tertiary referral department of skull base surgery over a 20‐year period.
The patient's perspective after vestibular schwannoma removal: quality of life and implications for management.
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The quality of life following vestibular schwannoma surgery was excellent, and Patients with a poor functional outcome were evenly distributed over the medium and large tumor size groups, and patients with small tumors had a significantly better outcome.
Postoperative Quality of Life in Vestibular Schwannoma Patients Measured by the SF36 Health Questionnaire
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To quantify the postoperative quality of life in patients following surgical treatment for vestibular schwannoma, a type of dwarfism, a large number of patients will have had previous surgery for this condition.
Malignancy in a vestibular schwannoma. Report of a case with central neurofibromatosis, treated by both stereotactic radiosurgery and surgical excision, with a review of the literature
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A case of rapidly growing vestibular schwannoma first treated by radiosurgery whose histopathology after surgical excision 42 months later showed malignant changes.
Factors which influence the facial nerve outcome in vestibular schwannoma surgery.
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In this series increasing age and increasing tumour size were associated with a worse facial nerve outcome and the use of intra-operative facial nerve monitoring and the retrosigmoid approach were bothassociated with a better facial nerve outcomes.
Bilateral optic nerve sheath meningiomas in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2.
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This is the first report of bilateral optic nerve sheath meningioma in neurofibromatosis type 2, and both forms of central nervous system tumour may be caused by loss of tumour suppressor genes on chromosome 22.
Somatic NF2 gene mutations in familial and non-familial vestibular schwannoma.
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The results suggest that somatic mutations of the NF2 tumour suppressor gene are a critical step in the pathogenesis of both familial and non-familial vestibular schwannoma and that the mechanism of tumourigenesis complies with a 'two-hit' mutation model.
Management strategies in neurofibromatosis type 2
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Hearing preservation remains a challenge in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2, but is optimised by the early detection of tumours in the NF2 patient, and surgery unequivocally offers the most superior tumour control.
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