Journal article

Effects of vestibulo-ocular reflex exercises on vestibular compensation after vestibular schwannoma surgery

JC Enticott, SJ O'Leary, RJS Briggs

Otology & Neurotology- An International Forum | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess vestibular function in a large group of vestibular schwannoma patients so that we could determine whether simple vestibular exercises speed vestibular dysfunction recovery after tumor removal surgery. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective investigation of the vestibular dysfunction experienced by patients in the first 12 weeks after surgery. SETTING: Vestibular investigation unit at a tertiary referral institution. PATIENTS: Sixty-five patients with identified vestibular schwannoma referred for preoperative vestibular investigations. Thirty-two men and 33 women, with a mean age 51 years (range, 24-77 yr). INTERVENTIONS: There were 27 control patients, 30 exercise patients, and 8 p..

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