J Neurocrit Care.  2020 Dec;13(2):128-132. 10.18700/jnc.200014.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus after gamma knife radiosurgery in a patient with vestibular schwannoma

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Background
Vestibular schwannoma is a benign, usually slow-growing tumor, which develops from Schwann cells of the eighth cranial nerve. Case Report: The treatment options for the schwannoma are surgical removal or gamma knife radiosurgery. The treatment of choice depends on the size of the tumor and the level of hearing in the affected ear. After gamma knife radiosurgery, there may be some neurological complications including headache, dizziness, motor or cranial nerve deficits, seizure, carotid artery stenosis, and increased intracranial pressure. Hydrocephalus is a rare complication of gamma knife radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma.
Conclusion
Here, we report a case of normal pressure hydrocephalus after gamma knife radiosurgery in a patient with vestibular schwannoma.

Keyword

Vestibular schwannoma; Radiosurgery; Gait disturbance
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