Microsurgical management of 53 jugular foramen schwannomas: lessons learned incorporated into a modified grading system.

@article{Bulsara2008MicrosurgicalMO,
  title={Microsurgical management of 53 jugular foramen schwannomas: lessons learned incorporated into a modified grading system.},
  author={Ketan R. Bulsara and Tetsuro Sameshima and Allan H. Friedman and Takanori Fukushima},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={794-803}
}
OBJECT Due to the proximity and involvement of critical neurovascular structures, the resection of jugular foramen schwannomas can pose a formidable challenge. The authors review their experience in the microsurgical management of jugular foramen schwannomas and propose a modified grading scale to guide surgical management. METHODS All jugular foramen schwannoma cases treated by the senior author (T.F.) between 1980 and 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. The average age at presentation… CONTINUE READING

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