Function-sparing intracapsular enucleation of cervical schwannomas.

@article{Netterville2015FunctionsparingIE,
  title={Function-sparing intracapsular enucleation of cervical schwannomas.},
  author={James L. Netterville and Kelly L. Groom},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          176-9
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW We review our series of cervical schwannomas to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intracapsular enucleation for function-sparing tumor resection. RECENT FINDINGS There were 43 tumors in total, including vagal (n = 20), sympathetic (n = 13), brachial plexus (n = 6), cervical plexus (n = 2), and two with no major neural involvement. Of the 16 vagal tumors that underwent enucleation, 15 had near-normal or normal voices at 1 year. Eight had normal vocal cord function, three… CONTINUE READING
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