Do facial nerve displacement pattern and tumor adhesion influence the facial nerve outcome in vestibular schwannoma surgery?


OBJECTIVE To assess the nerve facial displacement by a vestibular schwannoma and nerve adhesion to tumor as predictive factors of facial function outcome. STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Ninety-six patients undergoing a solitary vestibular schwannoma surgery during 2005 were included. Data concerning… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3181967874