Change in hearing during ‘wait and scan’ management of patients with vestibular schwannoma

@article{Stangerup2007ChangeIH,
  title={Change in hearing during ‘wait and scan’ management of patients with vestibular schwannoma},
  author={Sven Eric Stangerup and Per Cay{\'e}-Thomasen and Mirko Tos and Jens Christian Thomsen},
  journal={The Journal of Laryngology \& Otology},
  year={2007},
  volume={122},
  pages={673 - 681}
}
Abstract Aim: To evaluate hearing changes during ‘wait and scan’ management of patients with vestibular schwannoma. Subjects: Over a 10-year period, 636 patients have prospectively been allocated to ‘wait and scan’ management, with annual magnetic resonance scanning and audiological examination. Results: At the time of diagnosis, 334 patients (53 per cent) had good hearing and speech discrimination of better than 70 per cent; at the end of the 10-year observation period, this latter percentage… 
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