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Acoustic neuroma

Jason C Nellis, Jeff D Sharon, Seth E Pross, Lisa E Ishii, Masaru Ishii, Jacob K Dey, Howard W Francis
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors associated with treatment modality selection in acoustic neuromas. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care neurotology clinic. PATIENTS: Data were prospectively collected from patients initially presenting to a tertiary care neurotology clinic between 2013 and 2016. Patients who did not have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), demographic, psychometric, or audiometric data were excluded from analysis...
December 7, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
I Todt, G Rademacher, P Mittmann, S Mutze, A Ernst
BACKGROUND: Assessment of the internal auditory canal (IAC) and the cochlea is of central importance in neurotology. The artefacts and visibility of the different types of active auditory implants in MRI vary, due to their specific ferromagnetic components. Knowledge of the size of MRI artefacts and the options for handling these is important for the auditory rehabilitation of specific diseases (e. g., vestibular schwannoma). METHODS: The current paper is a literature review RESULTS: MRI assessment of the IAC and cochlea after surgical placement of an active auditory implant is feasible only with a percutaneous bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA, Ponto)...
December 5, 2016: HNO
Abhijit Warade, Pawan Chawla, Anshu Warade, Ketan Desai
INTRODUCTION: Contralateral ear hearing loss (CHL) is an extremely rare but a potentially devastating complication in a patient with already compromised hearing due to a Vestibular schwannoma (VS). Our patient had CHL accompanied by contralateral facial palsy. Our case is only the second case reported in literature to the best of our knowledge. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 55-year elderly male presented with right sided sensorineural hearing loss, cerebellar signs and Grade II House & Brackmann (H&B) facial nerve weakness for last1-year...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Q H Zhang, X Y Ding, Z L Wang
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October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
K C Lee, J Fergus, K Marvin, A Maitz, S E Macina, M D Manders, E Ducharme, D Bojrab, J Jacob, P Y Chen, I S Grills
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
H J Saadatmand, C C Wu, J Lesser, S R Isaacson, T J C Wang, M B Sisti
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
C I Huang, C C Yang, Y W Lin, T Y Kuo, L C Lin
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Martino Ruggieri, Andrea D Praticò, Agostino Serra, Luigi Maiolino, Salvatore Cocuzza, Rosario Caltabiano, Agata Polizzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Luxin Yin, Zhenyu Ma, Chunde Li, Shiqi Luo
AIM: We investigated the clinical presentation and management issues of unilateral vestibular schwannomas in childhood without evidence of neurofibromatosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten pediatric patients with unilateral vestibular schwannomas and no evidence of neurofibromatosis were treated by the senior author at Tiantan Hospital from January 1994 to December 2014. The clinical manifestations, neuroimaging findings, treatment methods, and therapeutic results were retrospectively reviewed...
December 28, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Xiuming Zhou, Xiang Wang, Xiejun Zhang, Qiang Wu, Guodong Huang, Weiping Li
Demyelinating lesions were recognized as a kind of rare central nervous system demyelinating lesion. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of demyelinating lesions is difficult. Once the diagnosis was delayed or incorrect, it will make a great impact on patients.Demyelinating lesions often involved in young and middle-aged, but this patient was the aged, which is rare.
August 31, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Daniele Marchioni, Marco Carner, Alessia Rubini, João Flávio Nogueira, Barbara Masotto, Matteo Alicandri-Ciufelli, Livio Presutti
Surgical approaches to vestibular schwannomas (VS) are widely known and extensively recorded. For the first time, an exclusive endoscopic approach to the internal acoustic canal (IAC) was described and used to safely remove a cochlear schwannoma involving IAC in March 2012. The aim of this article was to summarize indications and technique to treat intracanalicular VS by transcanal/transpromontorial endoscopic approach. Because management of intracanalicular VSs is complex and strongly debated, this kind of therapeutic option in the appropriate and selected cases could modify classic concepts of the management of this pathology...
October 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Chengrui Yan, Xiangyi Kong, Lanshu Yang, Wenbin Ma
In the central nervous system, cerebellopontine angle (CPA) lymphomas are rare; few cases have been reported. Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) in the CPA is rarer still, and often misdiagnosed as acoustic neuroma.We report a rare case of CPA LPL-a challenging diagnosis guided by clinical presentations, radiological signs, and postoperative pathological test.A 43-year-old woman presented with headaches. Her magnetic resonance imaging revealed an abnormal homogeneously enhancing mass in the left CPA. We present detailed analysis of her disease and review relevant literature...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Andy Yuanguang Xu, Jagdish Bhatnagar, Greg Bednarz, Josef Novotny, John Flickinger, L Dade Lunsford, M Saiful Huq
The Gamma Knife Check software is an FDA approved second check system for dose calculations in Gamma Knife radiosurgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and the stability of the commercial software package as a tool for independent dose verification. The Gamma Knife Check software version 8.4 was commissioned for a Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion and a 4C unit at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in May 2012. Independent dose verifications were performed using this software for 319 radiosurgery cases on the Perfexion and 283 radiosurgery cases on the 4C units...
2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Terrence L Trentman, Christopher Thunberg, Andrew Gorlin, Antoun Koht, Richard S Zimmerman, Bernard Bendok
Acoustic neuroma resection is an example of a neurosurgical procedure where the brainstem and multiple cranial nerves are at risk for injury. Electrode placement for monitoring of the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves during acoustic neuroma resection can be challenging. The purpose of this report is to illustrate the use of a device for intra-oral electrode placement for intraoperative monitoring of the glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves. A 60-year-old male presented for acoustic neuroma resection...
July 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
L Y Hu, Z Y Wang, Q Q Hua
It has been over 200 years since the acoustic neuroma(AN) was firstly reported. From simply describing its symptoms to the decline of surgical mortality, the protection of facial and acoustic nerve function, as well as the improvement of the patients' quality of life. Physicians made efforts on evolving the diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies, and a better understanding of AN's development. The current major managements of AN are microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and follow-up. We reviewed the AN's history and prospected its future managements...
June 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
M S Zhang, H W Zhang, C Y Gu, H R Wang, M Ren, Y M Qu, C J Yu, M S Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To describe and analyze the strategy of the diagnosis and treatment for acoustic neuroma associated with hydrocephalus. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in 29 patients with hydrocephalus associated with acoustic neuroma form Apr. 2004 to Apr. 2015. The patients' clinical information, the types of the hydrocephalus, the treatment and the prognosis of the hydrocephalus were recorded. RESULTS: There were 20 patients with obstructive hydrocephalus and 9 patients with communicating hydrocephalus preoperatively...
June 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
H Jia, B Y Fan, L X Hu, Z H Zhang, Z Y Wang, Q Huang, J Yang, H Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the amplitude change of supramaximal facial nerve stimulation during acoustic neuroma removal and facial function outcome, and discuss its influencing factors. METHODS: Retrospective study of 34 acoustic neuroma patients. Intraoperative amplitude by supramaximal stimulation, facial function outcome, tumor size, surgical approach, facial nerve course pattern, and tumor cystic status, as well as tumor adhesion degree were collected and analyzed by SPSS 17...
June 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Z R Huo, Z H Zhang, Q Huang, J Yang, Y Li, M P Huang, H Wu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the method as well as effect of hearing restoration for patients with acoustic neuroma (AN) in the only hearing ear. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in three patients with AN in the only hearing ear. Ipsilateral cochlear implantation (CI) was performed in case 1 and contralateral CI was performed in case 2 without tumor resection. In case 3, CI was performed 6 months after tumor removal by the retrosigmoid approach. Dynamic changes in the audiological tests was recorded regularly...
June 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Jiantao Liang, Mingchu Li, Ge Chen, Hongchuan Guo, Qiuhang Zhang, Yuhai Bao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of the descending hypoglossal branch-facial nerve anastomosis for the severe facial palsy after acoustic neuroma resection. METHODS: The clinical data of 14 patients (6 males, 8 females, average age 45. 6 years old) underwent descending hypoglossal branch-facial nerve anastomosis for treatment of unilateral facial palsy was analyzed retrospectively. All patients previously had undergone resection of a large acoustic neuroma...
December 15, 2015: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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