Assessment and surgical management of posterior fossa epidermoid tumors: report of 28 cases.

  title={Assessment and surgical management of posterior fossa epidermoid tumors: report of 28 cases.},
  author={Andrea Talacchi and Francesco Sala and Franco Alessandrini and Sergio Turazzi and Albino Bricolo},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={242-51; discussion 251-2}
OBJECTIVE The management of a series of 28 patients operated on for posterior fossa epidermoids is reviewed, emphasizing the need for long-term follow-up. We discuss the rationale for a comprehensive classification system that may allow the comparison of results from homogeneous series. METHODS We grouped the tumors to differentiate the surgical management according to various tumor sites and the degree of extension. Twenty patients harbored tumors located in the cerebellopontine angle, five… CONTINUE READING


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