Middle Fossa Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma: Good Hearing and Facial Nerve Outcomes with Low Morbidity.

@article{Raheja2016MiddleFA,
  title={Middle Fossa Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma: Good Hearing and Facial Nerve Outcomes with Low Morbidity.},
  author={Amol A Raheja and Christian A. Bowers and J. David MacDonald and Clough Shelton and R K Gurgel and Cameron J Brimley and William T. Couldwell},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={92},
  pages={37-46}
}
OBJECTIVE The middle fossa approach (MFA) is not used as frequently as the traditional translabyrinthine and retrosigmoid approaches for accessing vestibular schwannomas (VSs). Here, MFA was used to remove primarily intracanalicular tumors in patients in whom hearing preservation is a goal of surgery. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed to identify consecutive adult patients who underwent MFA for VS. Demographic profile, perioperative complications, pre- and postoperative… CONTINUE READING