Role of electrophysiology in guiding near-total resection for preservation of facial nerve function in the surgical treatment of large vestibular schwannomas.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE In large vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery, the facial nerve (FN) is at high risk of injury. Near-total resection has been advocated in the case of difficult facial nerve dissection, but the amount of residual tumor that should be left and when dissection should be stopped remain controversial factors. The objective of this study was to report FN… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2016.11.JNS161737

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@article{Bernardeschi2017RoleOE, title={Role of electrophysiology in guiding near-total resection for preservation of facial nerve function in the surgical treatment of large vestibular schwannomas.}, author={Daniele Bernardeschi and Nadya Pyatigorskaya and Antoine Vanier and Franck Bielle and M. K. Smail and Georges Lamas and Olivier Sterkers and Michel Kalamarides}, journal={Journal of neurosurgery}, year={2017}, pages={1-8} }