The changing face of acoustic neuroma management in the USA: Analysis of the 1998 and 2008 patient surveys from the acoustic neuroma association

@article{Patel2014TheCF,
  title={The changing face of acoustic neuroma management in the USA: Analysis of the 1998 and 2008 patient surveys from the acoustic neuroma association},
  author={Jaymin Patel and Rohit Vasan and Harry van Loveren and Katheryne L Downes and Siviero Agazzi},
  journal={British Journal of Neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={20 - 24}
}
Abstract Objective. A recent review of the national cancer center registry Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database revealed that in the United States, 25% of Acoustic Neuromas (AN) are managed with observation. Several articles have questioned the aggressive treatment of these slow growing tumors. Concern has been raised that data from the SEER database might be biased towards treatment as patients who chose observation are less likely to be seen at a cancer center. To try and… 

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