Comparison of the surgical and follow-up costs associated with microsurgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma.

@article{Banerjee2008ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the surgical and follow-up costs associated with microsurgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma.},
  author={Ritesh Banerjee and James P. Moriarty and Robert L. Foote and Bruce E. Pollock},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={1220-4}
}
OBJECT The best approach to the management of vestibular schwannoma (VS) remains controversial. The aim of this study is to analyze the initial and follow-up costs of resection and stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with VS. METHODS Initial and follow-up costs in 53 cases in which patients with unilateral, previously unoperated VSs > 3 cm underwent resection (21 cases) or radiosurgery (32 cases) at the Mayo Clinic from June 2000 until July 2002 were analyzed for 36 months. Follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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