Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
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Retrosigmoid Craniectomy for Vestibular Schwannoma with Hearing Preservation
Volume: 80, Issue: Suppl 3
DOI 10.1055/s-0038-1675148
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Abstract

Objectives  To describe a retrosigmoid craniectomy, hearing-preservation approach for resection of vestibular schwannoma.

Design/Setting/Participants  A video of a single patient undergoing the above approach at a tertiary care skull base surgery program.

Results  This video demonstrates a retrosigmoid craniectomy approach for resection of an enlarging intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma in a patient with normal hearing. The video highlights the pertinent surgical anatomy and outlines in a step-by-step fashion the surgical steps. The patient obtained a gross total resection with preservation of hearing.

Conclusion  A retrosigmoid craniectomy approach for vestibular schwannoma offers a potentially hearing preservation approach for selected tumors.

The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/VM663XztRZw .

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Tolisano, Patel, Barnett, and Isaacson: Retrosigmoid Craniectomy for Vestibular Schwannoma with Hearing Preservation

T1-weighted magnetic resonance images with gadolinium demonstrating
(A)
preoperative axial,
(B)
preoperative coronal,
(C)
postoperative axial, and
(D)
postoperative coronal images of a left intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma.
Fig. 1
T1-weighted magnetic resonance images with gadolinium demonstrating (A) preoperative axial, (B) preoperative coronal, (C) postoperative axial, and (D) postoperative coronal images of a left intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma.

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Conflict of Interest: None.
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