Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2008 Feb;51(2):174-177.

A Case of Vestibular Schwannoma Treated with Revision Middle Cranial Fossa Approach to Preserve Facial Nerve Function and Hearing Ability

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. wsleemd@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

The aim of surgery for vestibular schwannoma is to accomplish complete tumor removal while preserving facial function and hearing ability. The middle cranial fossa approach represents one such surgical approach for resection of vestibular schwannoma with hearing preservation. As more experience has been gained with this approach, hearing preservation rates have increased. However, even if gross tumor removal is done completely, residual tumor can show regrowth microscopically. Such residual vestibular schwannoma may be treated by different options. We present a case of residual vestibular schwannoma treated with revision middle cranial fossa approach to preserve facial function and hearing ability.

Keyword

Middle cranial fossa; Vestibular schwannoma; Revision surgery

MeSH Terms

Cranial Fossa, Middle
Facial Nerve
Hearing
Neoplasm, Residual
Neuroma, Acoustic
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