Impact of cranioplasty on headache after acoustic neuroma removal.

  title={Impact of cranioplasty on headache after acoustic neuroma removal.},
  author={Stephen G Harner and Charles W Beatty and Michael J. Ebersold},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1097-9; discussion 1099-100}
We reported previously the incidence of headache after the retrosigmoid removal of an acoustic neuroma as 23% at 3 months, declining to 9% at 2 years after surgery. In an attempt to reduce the incidence and the severity of these headaches, we made one change in our surgical procedure, which was to perform a cranioplasty with methyl methacrylate. Twenty-four patients underwent the cranioplasty and were followed for at least 3 months postoperatively. These patients were matched to 24 patients who… CONTINUE READING

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