Intraoperative auditory monitoring in acoustic neuroma surgery.

  title={Intraoperative auditory monitoring in acoustic neuroma surgery.},
  author={ZappiaJJ and Richard J. Wiet and Catherine A O'Connor and Lou Martone},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={115 1},
Intraoperative auditory monitoring is a useful adjunct that is currently evolving. Near-field monitoring techniques such as electrocochleography and direct eighth nerve compound action potential are being used more frequently. The use of these two techniques is compared in 26 patients undergoing hearing preservation acoustic neuroma resection. Overall, 9 (35%) of the 26 patients had their hearing preserved. Three (23%) of the 13 with electrocochleography monitoring and 6 (46%) of the 13 with… CONTINUE READING