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Predictive Value of Preoperative and Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Evaluating Long-term Facial Function Outcome in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.

Barbara Frigeni, Rachele Bivona, Camillo Foresti, Emily Guazzo, Giovanni Danesi,

OBJECTIVE:To determine the role of neurophysiological preoperative and intraoperative parameters in providing prognostic information regarding facial nerve (FN) function at 1 year after translabyrinthine acoustic neuroma (AN) resection surgery. STUDY DESIGN:Prospective observational study in a tertiary referral center. Patients treated via translabyrinthine surgical approach for sporadic AN microresection between December ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2020, 41(4):530-536]

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Association Between Body Mass Index and Complications in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.

Alexander L Luryi, Seilesh Babu, Elias M Michaelides, John F Kveton, Dennis I Bojrab, Christopher A Schutt,

OBJECTIVES:Elevated body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for surgical complications, but data in acoustic neuroma surgery are conflicting and limited to small single-institution studies. This work evaluates associations between BMI and complications in surgery for acoustic neuroma (AN). STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective review. SETTING:Two tertiary otology referral institutions. SUBJECTS AND ... Read more >>

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)
[2020, :194599820906400]

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[Application of electrophysiological monitoring in acoustic neuroma resection].

C Y Ji, Z Wang, Y Zhu, W Wang, X Li, G Chen,

Objective: To investigate the neuroprotective effect of facial nerve monitoring on acoustic schwannoma resection and its impact on prognosis. Methods: Eighty patients with acoustic schwannomas were enrolled in our study in the past 2 years and randomly divided into a monitoring group and a non-monitoring group. Tumor size was measured ... Read more >>

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Zhonghua yi xue za zhi)
[2020, 100(8):619-623]

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Hearing Preservation Outcomes and Prognostic Factors in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: Predicting Cutoffs.

Elisabetta Zanoletti, Antonio Mazzoni, Anna Chiara Frigo, Daniele Borsetto, Diego Cazzador,

OBJECTIVE:To investigate the outcomes of hearing preservation surgery (HPS) for acoustic neuroma and quantify tumor and patient characteristics predictive of hearing preservation after surgery. STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective study. SETTING:Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS:A total of 100 consecutive patients diagnosed with acoustic neuroma from 2000 to 2012. INTERVENTION:Hearing preservation surgery through microscopic retrosigmoid ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
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Impact of Underlying Diagnosis on Speech and Quality of Life Outcomes After Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness.

Tiffany Peng Hwa, Joshua J Sturm, Tasher Losenegger, Abby Owen, Megan Kuhlmey, Ilana Cellum, Anil K Lalwani, Lawrence R Lustig, Justin S Golub, Ana H Kim,

OBJECTIVE:Our objective was to compare outcomes in speech and quality of life in those undergoing cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness (SSD), with the aim to characterize the clinical impact of underlying diagnosis in the affected ear and pre-operative hearing status. STUDY DESIGN:Prospective case series. SETTING:Academic Cochlear Implant Center. PATIENTS:42 adult ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2020, 41(4):e432-e440]

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Dural venous sinus thrombosis after cerebellopontine angle surgery: Should it be treated?

Chien Yew Kow, James Caldwell, Frances Mchugh, Hamish Sillars, Arnold Bok,

INTRODUCTION:Dural venous sinus thrombosis is an uncommon, but significant sequela that may occur after resection of a cerebellopontine angle lesion. The natural history and management of this pathology has not been sufficiently studied. METHODS:All operative cases for cerebellopontine angle lesions performed in our local institution dating from 1 January 2005 ... Read more >>

J Clin Neurosci (Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia)
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A Systematic Review of Interventions for Balance Dysfunction in Patients With Vestibular Schwannoma.

Shilpa Ojha, Philip J Clamp,

OBJECTIVE:Dizziness is a major contributing factor to poor quality of life for patients with vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). We wished to review the literature on interventions for balance dysfunction in these patients. DATA SOURCES:A systematic literature review was performed identifying studies that measured balance function before and after treatment for ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2020, 41(3):e295-e303]

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Associations of Vestibular Tests With Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality of Life Scores After Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma.

Clifford Scott Brown, Matthew W Cooper, Sarah B Peskoe, Thomas Risoli, David M Kaylie,

OBJECTIVE:Determine associations between preoperative caloric testing and video head impulse testing (vHIT) with baseline and postoperative Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality of Life (PANQOL) scores following resection of vestibular schwannoma (VS). STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective case series. SETTING:Two tertiary referral hospitals. PATIENTS:Adult patients with unilateral VS, preoperative calorics, vHIT, and dizziness handicap inventory ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2020, 41(2):e241-e249]

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Auditory Brainstem Implantation for Adults With Neurofibromatosis 2 or Severe Inner Ear Abnormalities: A Health Technology Assessment.

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Background:Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a rare genetic disorder that causes vestibular schwannomas to develop in both eighth cranial nerves. Almost all people with NF2 eventually become completely deaf as a result of progressive tumour enlargement or following surgical or radiotherapy treatment. Other rare abnormal conditions in the inner ears can ... Read more >>

Ont Health Technol Assess Ser (Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series)
[2020, 20(4):1-85]

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Stereotactic radiosurgery for management of vestibular schwannoma: a short review.

Elizabeth J Buss, Tony J C Wang, Michael B Sisti,

Management options for newly diagnosed vestibular schwannoma (VS) include observation, surgery, or radiation. There are no randomized trials to guide management of patients with VS. This article is a short review of the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in management of newly diagnosed VS. ... Read more >>

Neurosurg Rev (Neurosurgical review)
[2020, :]

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Letter to the Editor Regarding "Long-Term Outcomes of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Cystic Vestibular Schwannomas".

Lifeng Zhang, Wei Chen, Yanjia Hu, Jing Chen,

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, 135:390-391]

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Validation and multidimensional analysis of the japanese penn acoustic neuroma quality-of-life scale.

Takanori Nishiyama, Naoki Oishi, Takashi Kojima, Kento Kasuya, Masaru Noguchi, Toru Ishikawa, Makoto Hosoya, Kaoru Ogawa,

OBJECTIVES:In the management of vestibular schwannoma (VS), patient-perceived outcomes should be given as much attention as physician-reported objective outcomes. Concomitant symptoms can be annoying for sufferers, lowering quality of life (QoL). However, it is difficult to determine the degree to which these symptoms lower QoL using only objective measures. The ... Read more >>

Laryngoscope (The Laryngoscope)
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Molecular Analysis of a Patient With Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and Peritoneal Malignant Mesothelioma.

Carolyn Glass, Lynette M Sholl, James R Landgraf, Lucian Chirieac, Victor L Roggli,

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2), an inherited disorder associated with multiple inherited schwannomas, meningiomas and ependymomas is caused by an autosomal dominant, likely loss of function germline mutation of the NF2 gene. Interestingly, biallelic NF2 gene inactivation is one of the most common mutations associated with the development of malignant mesothelioma ... Read more >>

Am. J. Surg. Pathol. (The American journal of surgical pathology)
[2020, 44(2):288-292]

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Quality of Life in Vestibular Schwannoma Patients: A Longitudinal Study.

Lauren E Miller, Jason A Brant, James G Naples, Douglas C Bigelow, John Y K Lee, Michael J Ruckenstein,

OBJECTIVE:To examine differences in quality of life in patients with vestibular schwannoma following a single treatment modality: observation, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), or microsurgery. STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective review. SETTING:Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS:Patients diagnosed with sporadic vestibular schwannoma who had completed at least 2 Penn Acoustic Neuroma Quality of Life (PANQOL) surveys. ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
[2020, 41(2):e256-e261]

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In Reply to the Letter to the Editor Regarding "Long-Term Outcomes of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Cystic Vestibular Schwannomas".

Seung Hoon Lim, Chang Kyu Park, Young Jin Lim,

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, 135:392]

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Predictive Value of Preoperative and Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Evaluating Long-term Facial Function Outcome in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery.

Barbara Frigeni, Rachele Bivona, Camillo Foresti, Emily Guazzo, Giovanni Danesi,

OBJECTIVE:To determine the role of neurophysiological preoperative and intraoperative parameters in providing prognostic information regarding facial nerve (FN) function at 1 year after translabyrinthine acoustic neuroma (AN) resection surgery. STUDY DESIGN:Prospective observational study in a tertiary referral center. Patients treated via translabyrinthine surgical approach for sporadic AN microresection between December ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
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Analysis of Preoperative Factors Influencing Hypoglossal-facial 'Side'-to-side Neurorrhaphy for Facial Paralysis after Excision of Acoustic Neuroma.

Di Ya Su, Hong Wan, De Zhi Li, Hui Qiao, Michael Schumacher, Song Liu,

Objective:Hypoglossal nerve-facial nerve 'side'-to-side neurorrhaphy is a new method for the treatment of potential incomplete facial paralysis after acoustic neuroma. However, there are differences in postoperative outcomes among patients. This study analysed preoperative factors that may influence the treatment outcomes of neurorrhaphy. Methods:We performed a retrospective study of 53 patients ... Read more >>

Biomed. Environ. Sci. (Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES)
[2020, 33(1):30-36]

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Impact of Underlying Diagnosis on Speech and Quality of Life Outcomes After Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness.

Tiffany Peng Hwa, Joshua J Sturm, Tasher Losenegger, Abby Owen, Megan Kuhlmey, Ilana Cellum, Anil K Lalwani, Lawrence R Lustig, Justin S Golub, Ana H Kim,

OBJECTIVE:Our objective was to compare outcomes in speech and quality of life in those undergoing cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness (SSD), with the aim to characterize the clinical impact of underlying diagnosis in the affected ear and pre-operative hearing status. STUDY DESIGN:Prospective case series. SETTING:Academic Cochlear Implant Center. PATIENTS:42 adult ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
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A Retrospective Analysis of the Role of Single-Session Gamma Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas with Tumor Volumes Greater Than 10 cm3: Is It Worth Stretching the Boundaries?

Geza Mezey, Julian Cahill, Jeremy G Rowe, John Yianni, Debapriya Bhattacharyya, Lee Walton, Joanne Rodgers, Matthias W R Radatz,

OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the role of single-session Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (GK-SRS) in the treatment of vestibular schwannomas (VSs) with volumes of greater 10 cm3. METHODS:A retrospective analysis was performed of 103 patients treated with single-session GK-SRS between 1993 and 2011 with a mean follow-up of 6.2 years ± 4.4 SD. ... Read more >>

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg (Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery)
[2020, :1-10]

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Cryopreserved fascia lata allograft use in surgical facial reanimation: a retrospective study of seven cases.

Francesco Silan, Fabio Consiglio, Francesco Dell'Antonia, Giulia Montagner, Diletta Trojan, Giorgio Berna,

Background:Facial palsy treatment comprises static and dynamic techniques. Among dynamic techniques, local temporalis transposition represents a reliable solution to achieve facial reanimation. The present study describes a modification of the temporalis tendon transfer using a cryopreserved fascia allograft. Case presentation:Between March 2015 and September 2018, seven patients with facial palsy ... Read more >>

Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg (Maxillofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery)
[2020, 42(1):2]

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Middle-ear cholesteatoma co-existing with labyrinthine fistula and vestibular schwannoma.

Aleksander Zwierz, K Masna, P Burduk,

BACKGROUND:Many conditions, among them vestibular schwannoma and middle ear cholesteatoma with lateral semicircular canal destruction, may be associated with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and vertigo. However, the probability that these two distinct disease entities causing the same symptoms occur in a single patient is very low, approximately 1 per ... Read more >>

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
[2020, 277(4):999-1003]

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Postoperative Hearing Preservation in Patients Undergoing Retrosigmoid Craniotomy for Resection of Vestibular Schwannomas: A Systematic Review of 2034 Patients.

Komal Preet, Vera Ong, John P Sheppard, Methma Udawatta, Courtney Duong, Prasanth Romiyo, Thien Nguyen, Isabelle Kwan, Isaac Yang,

BACKGROUND:Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign tumors derived from Schwann cells ensheathing the vestibulocochlear nerve. The retrosigmoid (RS) surgical approach is useful to resect tumors of multiple sizes while affording the possibility of preserving postoperative hearing. OBJECTIVE:To conduct a systematic review of published literature investigating hearing preservation rates in patients who ... Read more >>

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2020, 86(3):332-342]

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Bilateral intracochlear schwannomas in a patient with no genetic or clinical features of neurofibromatosis type 2.

S Withers, S K Plontke, R Boeddinghaus, J Kuthubutheen, M Atlas,

Schwannomas of the eighth cranial nerve are benign tumours commonly found in the internal auditory meatus or in the cerebellopontine angle. In most cases, they arise from the inferior or vestibular portion of the vestibular nerve. Rarely, these tumours present in the inner ear and are then called intralabyrinthine schwannomas. ... Read more >>

HNO (HNO)
[2020, 68(Suppl 1):60-64]

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Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy for Treatment of Symptomatic Peritumoral Edema After Radiosurgery for Meningioma.

Christopher S Hong, Jason M Beckta, Adam J Kundishora, Aladine A Elsamadicy, Veronica L Chiang,

BACKGROUND:Symptomatic peritumoral edema (PTE) is a known complication after radiosurgical treatment of meningiomas. Although the edema in most patients can be successfully managed conservatively with corticosteroid therapy or bevacizumab, some medically refractory cases may require surgical resection of the underlying lesion when feasible. Laser interstitial thermotherapy (LITT) continues to gain ... Read more >>

World Neurosurg (World neurosurgery)
[2020, 136:295-300]

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Performing MRI Scans on Cochlear Implant and Auditory Brainstem Implant Recipients: Review of 14.5 Years Experience.

Yu Chuen Tam, Jennifer W Y Lee, Juliette Gair, Cay Jackson, Neil P Donnelly, James R Tysome, Patrick R Axon, Manohar L Bance,

OBJECTIVE:To assess the complication rate of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using 1.5 T scanners on cochlear implant (CI) and auditory brainstem implant (ABI) recipients over 14.5 years. METHODS:Prospective study conducted in a tertiary referral center for cochlear and auditory brainstem implantation, including patients with neurofibromatosis 2. The primary outcome was ... Read more >>

Otol. Neurotol. (Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology)
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