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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929596/primary-solitary-intralabyrinthine-schwannoma-a-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#1
Avi Shupak, Yehuda Holdstein, Margalit Kaminer, Itzhak Braverman
Intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) are uncommon benign tumors that originate in the Schwann cell sheath of the intralabyrinthine distal branches of the vestibulocochlear nerve. They have no initial involvement in the internal auditory canal, although that might develop later. These lesions can arise inside the cochlea, originate in the vestibule or, in rare cases, develop in the semicircular canals. From these sites, spread might take place via the anatomic connections between the perilymphatic spaces in the scala vestibuli and the anterior vestibule...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928625/stereotactic-radiotherapy-of-vestibular-schwannoma-hearing-preservation-vestibular-function-and-local-control-following-primary-and-salvage-radiotherapy
#2
Florian Putz, Jan Müller, Caterina Wimmer, Nicole Goerig, Stefan Knippen, Heinrich Iro, Philipp Grundtner, Ilker Eyüpoglu, Karl Rössler, Sabine Semrau, Rainer Fietkau, Sebastian Lettmaier
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this publication is to present long-term data on functional outcomes and tumor control in a cohort of 107 patients treated with stereotactic radiotherapy (RT) for vestibular schwannoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Included were 107 patients with vestibular schwannoma (primary or recurrent following resection) treated with stereotactic RT (either fractioned or single-dose radiosurgery) between October 2002 and December 2013. Local control and functional outcomes were determined...
December 7, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928409/advanced-vestibular-schwannoma-a-case-of-optic-disc-oedema-without-hydrocephalus
#3
Rita Joana Castro Matos, Pedro Nuno Beirão Cardoso Quadrado Gil, Joana Margarida Silva Pires, Nádia Lopes
A wide range of pathologies can cause papilloedema. Vestibular schwannoma is a benign and slow-growing tumour that causes symptoms and findings on ophthalmic examination when the diagnostic is delayed. The authors report a case of a 64-year-old male who presented with bilateral disc oedema secondary to a vestibular schwannoma grade 4. Obstructive hydrocephalus was not evident. The authors suggest that cerebrospinal fluid protein may have a role in the formation of optic disc oedema. A right suboccipital craniectomy was performed to remove the tumour, leading to secondary facial palsy...
October 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921114/-postoperative-imaging-of-the-internal-auditory-canal-visualization-of-active-auditory-implants-german-version
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916018/incidental-findings-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-internal-auditory-meatus-performed-to-investigate-audiovestibular-symptoms
#5
H M Htun, S L Mui, C Williams, P S Hans
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of incidental findings found on magnetic resonance imaging scans of the internal auditory meatus performed to investigate audiovestibular symptoms, and to determine how to best manage these when found. METHOD: A retrospective review was conducted of internal auditory meatus magnetic resonance imaging scans during a three-month period in the radiology department at a UK district general hospital. RESULTS: A total of 109 scans were reviewed...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915063/preoperative-prediction-of-the-location-and-shape-of-the-facial-nerve-in-patients-with-large-vestibular-schwannomas-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-based-fiber-tracking
#6
Yanyang Zhang, Zhiqi Mao, Penghu Wei, Yazhou Jin, Lin Ma, Jun Zhang, Xinguang Yu
OBJECTIVE: Preserving the facial nerve (FN) during surgery for large vestibular schwannomas (VSs) is challenging because of the unpredictable locations and morphological changes in the FN. Diffusion tensor imaging-based fiber tracking (DTI-FT) has been proposed to preoperatively visualize the FN. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of DTI-FT for predicting FN location and shape in patients with large VSs. METHODS: In this prospective study, imaging data from 30 consecutive patients with large VSs were obtained using 3-T magnetic resonance imaging...
November 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911236/patient-versus-physician-reported-facial-disability-in-vestibular-schwannoma-an-international-cross-sectional-study
#7
Øystein Vesterli Tveiten, Matthew L Carlson, Frederik Goplen, Erling Myrseth, Colin L W Driscoll, Rupavathana Mahesparan, Michael J Link, Morten Lund-Johansen
OBJECTIVE Patient-reported outcomes are increasingly used in studies of vestibular schwannoma (VS); however, few studies have examined self-evaluated facial nerve function and its relation to physician-reported outcomes. The primary objective of this study was to compare patient self-evaluations of facial disability with physician-evaluated facial nerve status and with self-evaluations of a healthy control group. The second objective was to provide insight into the controversial subject of the optimal initial management of small- and medium-sized VSs; consequently, the authors compared patient-reported facial nerve disability following treatment via observation (OBS), Gamma Knife surgery (GKS), or microsurgery (MS)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905190/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-non-imaging-screening-protocols-for-vestibular-schwannoma-in-patients-with-asymmetrical-hearing-loss-and-or-unilateral-audiovestibular-dysfunction-a-diagnostic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
M Hentschel, M Scholte, S Steens, H Kunst, M Rovers
BACKGROUND: Currently, all patients presenting with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss and/or unilateral audiovestibular dysfunction (i.e. tinnitus, dizziness) undergo MRI, leading to a substantial amount of MRIs with negative findings as the incidence of vestibular schwannoma (VS) in this screening population varies between 1% and 4.7% (i.e. more than 95% of MRIs are negative for VS). OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: The aim was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of different non-imaging screening protocols that can be used prior to MRI to select patients at high risk of VS...
November 5, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903187/stereotactic-diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-for-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#9
Cormac G Gavin, H Ian Sabin
OBJECTIVE The integration of modern neuroimaging into treatment planning has increased the therapeutic potential and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery. The authors report their method of integrating stereotactic diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography into conventional treatment planning for Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of this technique and to address some of the technical limitations of previously reported techniques. METHODS Twenty patients who underwent GKRS composed the study cohort...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903185/acute-clinical-adverse-radiation-effects-after-gamma-knife-surgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas
#10
Constantin Tuleasca, Mercy George, Mohamed Faouzi, Luis Schiappacasse, Henri-Arthur Leroy, Michele Zeverino, Roy Thomas Daniel, Raphael Maire, Marc Levivier
OBJECTIVE Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) represent a common indication of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS). While most studies focus on the long-term morbidity and adverse radiation effects (AREs), none describe the acute clinical AREs that might appear on a short-term basis. These types of events are investigated, and their incidence, type, and outcomes are reported in the present paper. METHODS The included patients were treated between July 2010 and March 2016, underwent at least 6 months of follow-up, and presented with a disabling symptom during the first 6 months after GKS that affected their quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903183/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannomas-average-10-year-follow-up-results-focusing-on-long-term-hearing-preservation
#11
Shinya Watanabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Takuya Kawabe, Takao Koiso, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to reappraise long-term treatment outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannomas (VSs). The authors used a database that included patients who underwent SRS with a unique dose-planning technique, i.e., partial tumor coverage designed to avoid excess irradiation of the facial and cochlear nerves, focusing on tumor control and hearing preservation. Clinical factors associated with post-SRS tumor control and long-term hearing preservation were also analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903178/worldwide-variance-in-the-potential-utilization-of-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#12
Travis Hamilton, L Dade Lunsford
OBJECTIVE The role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has expanded worldwide during the past 3 decades. The authors sought to evaluate whether experienced users vary in their estimate of its potential use. METHODS Sixty-six current Gamma Knife users from 24 countries responded to an electronic survey. They estimated the potential role of GKRS for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, and functional disorders. These estimates were compared with published disease epidemiological statistics and the 2014 use reports provided by the Leksell Gamma Knife Society (16,750 cases)...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890767/implications-of-vestibular-schwannoma-consistency-analysis-of-140-cases-regarding-radiological-and-clinical-features
#13
Ahmed R Rizk, Abbas Adam, Isabel Gugel, Jens Schittenhelm, Marcos Tatagiba, Florian H Ebner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of vestibular schwannoma (VS) consistency on internal auditory canal (IAC) widening, MRI-appearance, presenting symptoms and facial nerve outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 140 consecutive patients presenting with unilateral VS who underwent surgical treatment in our Department. Operative videos were analyzed, and the tumors were classified into soft and firm according to the resectability with the ultrasonic aspirator at 40% power...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885955/editorial-vestibular-schwannoma-radiosurgery-progression-or-pseudoprogression
#14
Jean Régis, Christine Delsanti, Pierre-Hugues Roche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885952/pretreatment-growth-rate-as-a-predictor-of-tumor-control-following-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-sporadic-vestibular-schwannoma
#15
Alexander P Marston, Jeffrey T Jacob, Matthew L Carlson, Bruce E Pollock, Colin L W Driscoll, Michael J Link
OBJECTIVE Over the last 30 years, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has become an established noninvasive treatment alternative for small- to medium-sized vestibular schwannoma (VS). This study aims to further define long-term SRS tumor control in patients with documented pretreatment tumor growth for whom conservative observation failed. METHODS A prospective clinical database was queried, and patients with sporadic VS who elected initial observation and subsequently underwent SRS after documented tumor growth between 2004 and 2014 were identified...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885877/surgical-outcomes-of-middle-fossa-approach-in-intracanalicular-vestibular-schwannoma
#16
Woo Seok Kang, Shin Ae Kim, Chan Joo Yang, Sung Hoon Nam, Jong Woo Chung
CONCLUSION: Middle fossa approach (MFA) shows a hearing preservation rate of 86% and facial nerve function was preserved with HB grade I or II in 93%. MFA is a good treatment option for intra-canalicular vestibular schwannomas when surgical excision is needed. BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of vestibular schwannoma have progressively improved with the advancement of microsurgical instruments. MFA is known to have better chances to preserve hearing, while it has limited access to the posterior fossa, limitation of tumor size, and higher risk of post-operative facial nerve weakness...
November 25, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882903/results-of-hemihypoglossal-facial-nerve-anastomosis-in-the-treatment-of-facial-nerve-paralysis-after-failed-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-vestibular-schwannoma
#17
Tomasz A Dziedzic, Przemysław Kunert, Andrzej Marchel
Vestibular schwannoma treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) carries a risk of facial nerve (CNVII) palsy that is lower than that with microneurosurgery. The results of hemihypoglossal-facial nerve anastomosis (HHFA) have not been described yet in CNVII palsy after failed stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Here we report a case series of the first four consecutive patients (three women; average age 58.5, age range: 46-74), who underwent HHFA due to failed SRS. All patients were admitted because of progressive peripheral facial nerve palsy...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882725/analysis-of-risk-factors-to-predict-communicating-hydrocephalus-following-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-intracranial-schwannoma
#18
Seunghoon Lee, Seong-Wook Seo, Juyoung Hwang, Ho Jun Seol, Do-Hyun Nam, Jung-Il Lee, Doo-Sik Kong
Communicating hydrocephalus (HCP) in vestibular schwannomas (VS) after gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) has been reported in the literature. However, little information about its incidence and risk factors after GKRS for intracranial schwannomas is yet available. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence and risk factors for developing communicating HCP after GKRS for intracranial schwannomas. We retrospectively reviewed a total of 702 patients with intracranial schwannomas who were treated with GKRS between January 2002 and December 2015...
November 23, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866298/radiation-induced-osteosarcoma-after-gamma-knife-surgery-for-vestibular-schwannoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Young-Bem Se, Dong Gyu Kim, Sung-Hye Park, Hyun-Tai Chung
We present a rare case of radiation-induced osteosarcoma following Gamma Knife(®) surgery (GKS) for a vestibular schwannoma (VS). A 49-year-old female with sporadic VS underwent GKS. Serial follow-up imaging showed that the tumor size decreased. Six years after GKS, magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated regrowth of the tumor. The tumor was removed via the retrosigmoid approach. Interestingly, the final pathology report confirmed osteosarcoma arising in schwannoma with direct transition (osteosarcoma component: 90 %, schwannoma component: 10 %)...
November 19, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858100/-early-acoustic-evoked-potentials-in-patients-with-small-vestibular-schwannomas
#20
I Baljić, E Börner-Lünser, D Eßer, O Guntinas-Lichius
BACKGROUND: The prognostic potential of click-evoked early acoustic evoked potentials (EAEP) for vestibular schwannoma (VS) diagnostics is considered insufficient for tumors small than approximately <1.5 cm in diameter. However, up until now, the derivations at higher sound pressure levels have mainly been used for EAEP evaluation. The aim of this study was to examine whether registered EAEP are more sensitive to pathological changes at low sound pressure levels and with smaller tumors...
November 17, 2016: HNO
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