Acoustic tumor surgery with preservation of hearing. A histopathologic report.

@article{Belal1982AcousticTS,
  title={Acoustic tumor surgery with preservation of hearing. A histopathologic report.},
  author={Ahmed Belal and Fred J H Linthicum and William Fouts House},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  year={1982},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
The goals of acoustic tumor surgery are total tumor removal, intact facial nerve function, and preservation of hearing. the middle fossa approach offers the opportunity to achieve these goals in selected cases. This article presents the findings from the temporal bones of two patients who had undergone middle fossa removal of an acoustic tumor, nine and ten years before their deaths. Hearing was preserved in one case and lost in the other. The patient with profound postoperative deafness showed… CONTINUE READING