Staged resection of large acoustic neuromas.

  title={Staged resection of large acoustic neuromas.},
  author={Aftab Hakim Patni and Jack M Kartush},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={132 1},
OBJECTIVE Surgical removal of large (>3 cm) acoustic neuromas is associated with poor long-term facial nerve function results and higher complication rates. This study analyzes whether long term facial nerve function and the incidence of neurological and vascular complications is improved by resection of large acoustic neuromas in 2 or 3 stages. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 660 patients who underwent surgical resection of acoustic neuromas between 1989 and 2002 by the senior author (J.M.K.), 34… CONTINUE READING

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