Journal article

Surgery for neurofibromatosis 2

Jacek Szudek, Robert Briggs, Randal Leung

CURRENT OPINION IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study reviews the latest literature relating to the surgical treatment of otologic manifestations in patients with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2). The emphasis is on vestibular and other schwannomas. We review surgical approaches, including hearing preservation and nonhearing preservation surgery, as well as outcomes, including hearing and facial nerve function. RECENT FINDINGS: Vestibular schwannomas in NF2 are difficult to manage because they are bilateral and may be aggressive. Depending on hearing status, tumor size and the presence or absence of compressive symptoms, these tumors can be managed by observation, radiotherapy or surgery. The goal is to maximize the years..

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