Acoustic tumor management in senior citizens

  title={Acoustic tumor management in senior citizens},
  author={John W. House and Rick L. Nissen and William E. Hitselberger},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
We reviewed records of 116 consecutive acoustic tumor surgery patients aged 65 and older during the 10 years ending in 1984. One hundred six had total removal. Ninety‐four (81%) had no intraoperative complications and 66 (57%) had no post‐operative complications. Only one patient, who had previously undergone partial removal elsewhere, died. 

The Translabyrinthine Approach in 100 Patients with Acoustic Tumours

Elderly patients with large tumours demonstrated especially favourable results and normal facial nerve function postoperatively was noted in 61 patients and a total paresis in 15 patients.

Treatment of acoustic tumours in elderly patients: is surgery warranted?

It is believed that total microsurgical tumour removal is the treatment of choice in patients who are in good health, regardless of age, and partial removal is acceptable only if the tumour is adherent to the facial nerve or if vital-sign changes occur during surgery.

Surgical management of vestibular schwannoma in elderly patients

Despite that complete removal is the main target of the surgery; adoption of subtotal removal in selected cases can improve postoperative facial nerve results and reduce the duration of surgery.

Non-surgical management of acoustic neuromas.

There appears to be a small group of patients for whom delay is worth while rather than to subject all patients with acoustic neuroma to surgery from which full recovery cannot be guaranteed.

Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma): Growth and Surgical and Nonsurgical Consequences of the Wait-And-See Policy

  • S. CharabiJ. Thomsen M. Tos
  • Medicine
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 1995

Surgical treatment of cerebellopontine angle meningiomas in elderly patients

With modern neurosurgical techniques and neuro-anesthesia elderly patients with CPA meningiomas can be operated on with acceptable low morbidity and good neurological outcome but recovery from surgery lasts longer compared to younger patients, however, postoperative lower cranial nerve deficits in elderly patients may not be well tolerated compared with younger patients.

Management of Acoustic Neuromas in the Elderly: Retrospective Study

A retrospective study on outcomes and complications associated with different management strategies in elderly patients with acoustic neuromas, finding no tumor growth was seen in six patients and no patient in the observation group required surgical intervention.