Conservative management of acoustic neuroma in the elderly patient

@article{Silverstein1985ConservativeMO,
  title={Conservative management of acoustic neuroma in the elderly patient},
  author={Herbert Silverstein and Alan Mcdaniel and Horace Norrell and Jack J. Wazen},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1985},
  volume={95}
}
A subtotal resection through the translabyrinthine approach should be used in the treatment of large symptomatic acoustic neuromas in patients over the age of 65. This approach will consistently relieve the patient's symptoms of brain stem compression, reduce postoperative morbidity and complications, and preserve facial nerve function. 

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