Acoustic neuromas. Diagnostic delay, growth rate and possible non-surgical treatment.

@article{Thomsen1988AcousticND,
  title={Acoustic neuromas. Diagnostic delay, growth rate and possible non-surgical treatment.},
  author={Jens W{\"u}rgler Hansen Peter Anton St{\ae}hr Christian Mohn Ma Thomsen and Mirko Tos},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
  year={1988},
  volume={452},
  pages={26-33}
}
In spite of an intensive campaign to achieve early diagnosis of acoustic neuromas, our attempts have not been successful, since we have even more tumours measuring more than 40 mm in diameter among our latest 100 patients than among the first one hundred. It is demonstrated that both patients and physicians (otologists) are to some extent still ignoring the possible significance of a unilateral, progressive, sensorineural hearing impairment. Guidelines for improving this condition are given. We… CONTINUE READING