Management strategy of vestibular schwannoma in neurofibromatosis type 2.

  title={Management strategy of vestibular schwannoma in neurofibromatosis type 2.},
  author={Haitham Odat and Enrico Piccirillo and Giuliano Sequino and Abdelkader Taibah and Mario Sanna},
  journal={Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology},
  volume={32 7},
OBJECTIVES To discuss our management strategy of vestibular schwannoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Quaternary referral skull base center. METHODS Thirty-eight NF2 patients who had undergone 48 operations at the Gruppo Otologico between January 1988 and December 2008. The mean age at time of surgery was 36.3 years (range, 17-65 yr), and the average tumor size was 3.1 cm (range, 0.6-6 cm). There were 27 female and 21 male ears… CONTINUE READING
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