Conservative treatment of vestibular schwannoma: a follow-up study on clinical and quality-of-life outcome.

@article{Godefroy2009ConservativeTO,
  title={Conservative treatment of vestibular schwannoma: a follow-up study on clinical and quality-of-life outcome.},
  author={Willem P Godefroy and Ad A Kaptein and Justine J Vogel and Andel. G.L. van der Mey},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={968-74}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the natural history and long-term quality-of-life (QOL) outcome after conservative treatment for vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study conducted in a university-based tertiary referral center. PATIENTS A total of 70 vestibular schwannoma patients who were initially included in the wait and scan protocol between January 2002 and December 2003 were followed with a mean observation time of 43 months. All patients had small- or medium-sized tumors when… CONTINUE READING
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