Growth rate of vestibular schwannoma.

  title={Growth rate of vestibular schwannoma.},
  author={Iddo Paldor and Annie S. Chen and Andrew H. Kaye},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is the most common tumor in the extra-axial posterior fossa compartment in adults. Growth rate is paramount to decision making regarding treatment and follow up of these tumors. We conducted a comprehensive review of the literature to answer four questions: What percentage of newly diagnosed VS will grow on follow-up? What factors correlate to tumor growth? What is the "normal" growth rate for sporadic VS? What factors characterize VS with rapid growth? Thirty-seven… CONTINUE READING