Acoustic tumor growth: implications for treatment choices.

  title={Acoustic tumor growth: implications for treatment choices.},
  author={M J Fucci and Craig Alan Buchman and Derald E. Brackmann and Karen I Berliner},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  volume={20 4},
BACKGROUND Knowledge of acoustic neuroma (AN) growth is essential for treatment planning. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 119 patients with AN (mean age, 65 years; range, 37-84 years) followed with interval magnetic resonance imagings (MRIs) was performed. Change in maximum tumor dimension as a function of follow-up period was analyzed. RESULTS Overall, maximum tumor dimension increased >2 mm in only 30% of patients. Of those that grew, the mean growth rate was 3.8 mm/year (maximum, 25… CONTINUE READING

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