Preservation of Hearing in Large Acoustic Neurinomas Following Removal via Suboccipito-Lateral Approach

@article{Fahlbusch1998PreservationOH,
  title={Preservation of Hearing in Large Acoustic Neurinomas Following Removal via Suboccipito-Lateral Approach},
  author={Rudolf Fahlbusch and M. Neu and Christian Strauss},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={1998},
  volume={140},
  pages={771-778}
}
 A consecutive series of 61 patients with pre-operative hearing underwent surgical removal of a large acoustic neurinoma via the lateral suboccipital approach between 1984 and 1996. Brain-stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) were present in all cases before surgery and all patients underwent intra-operative monitoring of BAEP. The average tumour size including the portion within the meatus acusticus internus was 30, 5 mm (range 20 mm–49 mm). Complete tumour removal was achieved in all but… CONTINUE READING

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