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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS A relation between conventional radiotherapy and the development of intracranial neoplasma is well known, but radiation-associated tumor following stereotactic radiotherapy of vestibular schwannoma is underestimated. In this article we will study this relation by doing a complete literature review on all the malignant intracranial(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare hearing preservation and facial nerve function outcomes in patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma surgery performed using either the middle cranial fossa approach (MCFA) or the retrosigmoid approach (RSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS A review of the medical records of patients diagnosed with vestibular schwannoma who underwent surgical(More)
To compare the results of hearing preservation surgeries using different approaches--the enlarged middle cranial fossa approach and the retrosigmoid approach--and different classification systems, stressing the importance of preserving "normal hearing," we performed a retrospective case review in a tertiary care medical center. The charts of 107 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Review of postoperative morbidity and facial nerve outcomes of cystic vestibular schwannoma (CVS) patients compared with solid vestibular schwannoma (SVS) patients and a proposal for a new CVS classification system. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Tertiary care facility. PATIENTS Ninety-six patients with surgically treated CVS(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and analyze the main outcomes achieved in a series of patients with sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS) larger than 40 mm in extrameatal diameter, defined as giant VS, submitted to microsurgery by the enlarged translabyrinthine approach with transapical extension. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary referral(More)
OBJECTIVES We performed a retrospective chart review to evaluate the various predictive factors for postoperative hearing preservation in the surgical management of vestibular schwannoma. METHODS Of 792 patients operated on for vestibular schwannoma between April 1987 and July 2002, 107 were candidates for hearing preservation surgery. These patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of lateral skull base approaches in the management of benign parapharyngeal space tumors and to propose an algorithm for their surgical approach. METHODS Retrospective study of patients with benign parapharyngeal space tumors. The clinical features, radiology and preoperative management of skull base neurovasculature, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe our experience in the management of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal bone (TBSCC) and to identify factors predictive of outcome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary referral otology and skull base center. PATIENTS A total of 45 consecutive patients with histologically confirmed TBSCC were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of the surgical removal of residual vestibular schwannomas and compare them with results obtained from the first operation. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary otologic and skull base referral center. PATIENTS Twenty-three patients with residual vestibular schwannoma from a total of 637 patients who(More)