Headache after acoustic neuroma excision.

@article{Harner1993HeadacheAA,
  title={Headache after acoustic neuroma excision.},
  author={Stephen G Harner and Charles W Beatty and Michael J. Ebersold},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={552-5}
}
The retrosigmoid approach to acoustic neuroma removal has recently been criticized for causing frequent and severe headache postoperatively. We review 331 patients who had acoustic neuroma removal by the retrosigmoid approach at one institution. The incidence of postoperative headache was 23 percent at 3 months, 16 percent at 1 year, and 9 percent at 2 years. Management was primarily with analgesics, physiotherapy, and reassurance. No patient had additional surgical treatment. Information… CONTINUE READING

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