Management of vestibular schwannomas that enlarge after stereotactic radiosurgery: treatment recommendations based on a 15 year experience.

@article{Pollock2006ManagementOV,
  title={Management of vestibular schwannomas that enlarge after stereotactic radiosurgery: treatment recommendations based on a 15 year experience.},
  author={Bruce E. Pollock},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={241-8; discussion 241-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery is an effective alternative to surgical resection for the majority of patients with vestibular schwannomas (VS). However, after radiosurgery, the imaging characteristics of VSs are variable, and correct interpretation is critical to prevent unnecessary surgery for these patients. METHODS A retrospective study of 208 consecutive patients with unilateral VS having radiosurgery between March 1990 and December 2001. Thirty (14%) patients had tumors that… CONTINUE READING
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