Non-Vestibular Schwannoma Radiosurgery.

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Summary of "Non-Vestibular Schwannoma Radiosurgery."

There is a growing body of studies regarding the effects of Gamma Knife radiosurgery on vestibular schwannomas. However, due to their rare presence and variability, our experience with the management of non-vestibular schwannomas is relatively limited. Management strategies include radiological monitoring, microsurgical resection, microsurgery combined with radiosurgery, or upfront radiosurgery. The lack of large series and heterogeneous data makes it difficult to suggest a definitive treatment strategy and management should be tailored for each patient's radiological and clinical characteristics. Available data suggest that stereotactic radiosurgery, alone or combined with microsurgery, led to good outcomes with relatively low complication rates and constitutes an efficient treatment modality for patients with non-vestibular schwannomas.


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Name: Progress in neurological surgery
ISSN: 1662-3924
Pages: 159-165


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A benign SCHWANNOMA of the eighth cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE), mostly arising from the vestibular branch (VESTIBULAR NERVE) during the fifth or sixth decade of life. Clinical manifestations include HEARING LOSS; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; TINNITUS; and FACIAL PAIN. Bilateral acoustic neuromas are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p673)

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