Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas

Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol, Nicholas W. Wetjen, Lynn M. Quast, Michael J. Ebersold

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Abstract

The treatment of vestibular schwannomas has evolved and changed. Depending on presenting symptoms, tumor size, and age of the patient, the options include observation, surgical resection, and radiosurgery. The surgical approaches include retrosigmoid, middle fossa, translabyrinthine, and transpetrous approaches or their combinations. Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages. The selected approach, among other factors, depends on the patient's hearing status, the tumor size, and the surgeon's experience. The retrosigmoid approach is familiar to most neurosurgeons. It provides good exposure of the pertinent vascular and nervous tissues, while making hearing preservation possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Neurosurgery
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

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Acoustic Neuroma
Hearing
Nerve Tissue
Radiosurgery
Blood Vessels
Neoplasms
Observation
Therapeutics
Neurosurgeons
Surgeons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Cohen-Gadol, A. A., Wetjen, N. W., Quast, L. M., & Ebersold, M. J. (2001). Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, 4(1), 19-23.

Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas. / Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A.; Wetjen, Nicholas W.; Quast, Lynn M.; Ebersold, Michael J.

In: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2001, p. 19-23.

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Cohen-Gadol, AA, Wetjen, NW, Quast, LM & Ebersold, MJ 2001, 'Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas', Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 19-23.
Cohen-Gadol AA, Wetjen NW, Quast LM, Ebersold MJ. Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas. Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2001;4(1):19-23.
Cohen-Gadol, Aaron A. ; Wetjen, Nicholas W. ; Quast, Lynn M. ; Ebersold, Michael J. / Retrosigmoid approach to vestibular schwannomas. In: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2001 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 19-23.
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