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[Extended translabyrinthine approach in treatment of vestibular schwannomas].

Authors
  • Niemczyk, K
  • Czernicki, Z
  • Podogrodzki, P
  • Andrychowski, J
  • Bruzgielewicz, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Otolaryngologia polska = The Polish otolaryngology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
55
Issue
1
Pages
23–28
Identifiers
PMID: 11355472
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Results of removal of vestibular schwannomas using translabyrintine approach were presented. 12 unilateral neuromas were operated. Large neuromas with diameter above 2 cm constituted 75% of all cases. The total resection of tumors was achieved in 10 patients. In all cases anatomical integrity of facial nerve was conserved. In 7 patients facial nerve function was in stage I-III (House Brackmann classification). There were not life threatening complications. Authors underline, that the translabyrintine approach permits to obtain enough wide insight to ponto-cerebellar angle to remove safely, both little and large, vestibular schwannomas.

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