Facial nerve outcome after vestibular schwannoma surgery: our experience.

@article{Rinaldi2012FacialNO,
  title={Facial nerve outcome after vestibular schwannoma surgery: our experience.},
  author={Vittorio Rinaldi and Manuele Casale and Federica Bressi and Massimiliano Potena and Emanuela Vesperini and Antonio De Franco and Sergio Silvestri and Carlo Zini and F. Salvinelli},
  journal={Journal of neurological surgery. Part B, Skull base},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={21-7}
}
In this study we evaluate the postoperative facial nerve function after vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery and analyze the factors that cause it. We included 97 consecutive patients undergoing surgical excision of sporadic unilateral VS. Patient and tumor characteristics, surgical approaches, facial nerve function, extent of tumor removal, perioperative complications are all analyzed through standardized systems. Four different surgical approaches are used: translabyrinthine, retrolabyrinthine… CONTINUE READING

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