Surgery for acoustic neurinoma. An analysis of 100 translabyrinthine operations.

@article{Hardy1989SurgeryFA,
  title={Surgery for acoustic neurinoma. An analysis of 100 translabyrinthine operations.},
  author={David G. Hardy and Robert MacFarlane and David M Baguley and David A. Moffat},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={799-804}
}
A consecutive series of 100 translabyrinthine operations for removal of acoustic neurinoma is reported. Complete tumor removal was achieved in 97% of cases. There were three perioperative deaths, and the postoperative morbidity rate was low. The facial nerve was preserved anatomically in 82% of patients. Preoperative facial weakness and tumor size larger than 2.5 cm were predictive of poor facial recovery. In patients with an intact nerve but complete facial palsy 1 week after surgery… CONTINUE READING
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