Acoustic Neuroma
March 2022 Issue
 
 
 

Nearly every major medical breakthrough over the past 50 years can be attributed to new discoveries that were made possible through meticulous biomedical research. Many diseases and conditions that previously took a heavy toll on patients in terms of both morbidity and mortality are now either treatable or preventable thanks in large part to painstaking research that expanded the frontiers of scientific knowledge and moved the most promising basic research developments into tangible health benefits through human clinical trails. Ongoing research is also the key that will open the door to additional major medical advances and breakthroughs in the future.

Our staff at Medifocus is committed to keeping our subscribers to the Medifocus Digest Alert on Acoustic Neuroma abreast of the latest new research developments that have recently been published in the medical literature for this condition. In this issue of the Digest Alert, you will find a focused list of hand-picked journal article references that represent the latest advances in basic and clinical research for Acoustic Neuroma. These articles represent the current state-of-the-art of the research that will hopefully lead to additional major advances and breakthroughs in the clinical management of Acoustic Neuroma. You can access the summaries of each article referenced below by simply clicking on the article Title.

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1:Cognitive and psychosocial outcomes following stereotactic radiosurgery for acoustic neuroma.
Authors:Brownlee N, Wilson C, Curran DB, Wright G, Flannery T, Caldwell SB
Institution:Lurgan Hospital, Lurgan, Northern Ireland. Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit (RABIU), Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Journal:NeuroRehabilitation. 2022;50(1):151-159. doi: 10.3233/NRE-210106.

2:Resection of small acoustic neuroma using the transcanal transvestibular endoscopic approach.
Authors:Chen T, Lu Z, Zhou Y, Zhao D, Lu Y, Meng Q
Institution:School of Medicine, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province, China. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Shenzhen Second People's Hospital/The First Affiliated Hospital of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
Journal:J Int Med Res. 2021 Dec;49(12):3000605211062445. doi: 10.1177/03000605211062445.

3:Outcomes in vestibular schwannoma treated with primary microsurgery: Clinical landscape.
Authors:Landry AP, Yang K, Wang JZ, Gao AF, Zadeh G
Institution:Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address: Alex.landry@mail.utoronto.ca.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2022 Feb;96:138-146. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2021.11.004. Epub 2021 Nov 18.

4:Decision Making on Vestibular Schwannoma: Lessons from a Multidisciplinary Board.
Authors:Sergi B, Balducci M, Paludetti G, Olivi A, Picciotti PM, De Corso E, Passali GC, Fetoni AR, Lucidi D
Institution:Head & Neck Department, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario 'A. Gemelli'-IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2022 Jan;157:e506-e513. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.10.140. Epub 2021 Oct 26.

5:Imaging of the Vestibular Schwannoma: Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Treatment Planning.
Authors:Connor SEJ
Institution:School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, UK; Neuroradiology Department, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS, UK. Electronic address: steve.connor@kcl.ac.uk.
Journal:Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2021 Nov;31(4):451-471. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2021.05.006.

6:Clinical Staging to Estimate the Probability of Severe Postoperative Complications in Patients With Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Smith HJ, Durakovic N, Patel B, Varagur K, Gupta S, Khan AM, Kallogjeri D, Kim AH, Piccirillo JF, Buchman CA
Institution:New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Surgery, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri. Louis, St Louis, Missouri.
Journal:JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Nov 1;147(11):991-998. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2626.

7:Outcome and Toxicity of Proton Therapy for Vestibular Schwannoma: A Cohort Study.
Authors:Koetsier KS, Hensen EF, Niemierko A, Dewyer NA, Chapman PH, Lamba N, Bussière MR, van Vulpen M, McKenna MJ, Loeffler JS, Shih HA
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. Massachusetts. Netherlands. Massachusetts. of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Massachusetts. Massachusetts. Netherlands. Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Massachusetts. Massachusetts.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Dec 1;42(10):1560-1571. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003313.

8:Microsurgical treatment of symptomatic vestibular schwannomas in patients under 40: different results before and after age of 30.
Authors:Mastronardi L, Campione A, Cacciotti G, Carpineta E, Scavo CG, Roperto R, Stati G, Sufianov AA, Schaller K
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, San Filippo Neri Hospital/ASLRoma1, Rome, Italy. mastro@tin.it. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Geneva Medical Center & Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2022 Feb;45(1):873-882. doi: 10.1007/s10143-021-01603-4. Epub 2021 Aug 17.

9:Tumor Control Following Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Patients with Vestibular Schwannomas - A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Authors:Santa Maria PL, Shi Y, Aaron KA, Gurgel RK, Corrales CE, Soltys SG, Santa Maria C, Chang SD, Blevins NH, Jackler RK, Gibbs IC
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. California. California. City, Utah. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. California. California. California.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2021 Dec 1;42(10):e1548-e1559. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003285.

10:Is salvage surgery for large vestibular schwannomas after failed gamma knife radiosurgery more challenging?
Authors:Troude L, Boucekine M, Balossier A, Baucher G, Lavieille JP, Régis J, Roche PH
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, North University Hospital, APHM-AMU Chemin Des Bourrely, 13015, Marseille, France. lucas.troude@ap-hm.fr.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2022 Feb;45(1):751-761. doi: 10.1007/s10143-021-01604-3. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

11:Reliability and toxicity of bevacizumab for neurofibromatosis type 2-related vestibular schwannomas: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Shi J, Lu D, Gu R, Sun H, Yu L, Pan R, Zhang Y
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. University. University. University. Electronic address: njnkyy@126.com.
Journal:Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Nov-Dec;42(6):103148. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103148. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

12:Preoperative Psychological Burdens in Patients with Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Li Y, Ran G, Chen K, Shen X
Institution:Department of Anesthesiology, Eye & ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Journal:Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Mar;131(3):239-243. doi: 10.1177/00034894211018915. Epub 2021 May 25.

13:Degree of preoperative hearing loss predicts time to early mobilization following vestibular schwannoma microsurgery.
Authors:Macielak RJ, Barnes JH, Van Gompel JJ, Neff BA, Link MJ, Driscoll CL, Carlson ML, Patel NS
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. United States of America. United States of America; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. United States of America; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. United States of America; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. United States of America; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. United States of America; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States of America. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. Electronic address: neil.patel@hsc.utah.edu.
Journal:Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Nov-Dec;42(6):103073. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103073. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

14:Repeat stereotactic radiosurgery for progressive vestibular schwannomas after previous radiosurgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Balossier A, Régis J, Reyns N, Roche PH, Daniel RT, George M, Faouzi M, Levivier M, Tuleasca C
Institution:Functional, and Stereotactic Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Unit, Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Marseille, Timone Hospital, Marseille, France. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland. constantin.tuleasca@chuv.ch.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Dec;44(6):3177-3188. doi: 10.1007/s10143-021-01528-y. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

15:Efficacy of aspirin for sporadic vestibular schwannoma: a meta-analysis.
Authors:Ignacio KHD, Espiritu AI, Diestro JDB, Chan KI, Dmytriw AA, Omar AT 2nd
Institution:Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine and Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines. kdignacio@up.edu.ph. University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines. Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines. Toronto, Toronto, Canada. de l'Université de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines. Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines.
Journal:Neurol Sci. 2021 Dec;42(12):5101-5106. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05193-3. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

16:Koos grade IV vestibular schwannomas: considerations on a consecutive series of 60 cases-searching for the balance between preservation of function and maximal tumor removal.
Authors:Mastronardi L, Campione A, Boccacci F, Scavo CG, Carpineta E, Cacciotti G, Roperto R, Sufianov A, Zomorodi A
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, San Filippo Neri Hospital/ASLRoma1, Rome, Italy. mastro@tin.it. Training, The First Sechenov Moscow State Medical University under Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russian Federation. mastro@tin.it. Training, The First Sechenov Moscow State Medical University under Ministry of Health, Moscow, Russian Federation. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Dec;44(6):3349-3358. doi: 10.1007/s10143-021-01501-9. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

17:Suppression head impulse testing is recommended for vestibular testing of patients with untreated unilateral vestibular schwannoma.
Authors:Jensen MK, Hougaard DD
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Audiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark. m.klitskov@rn.dk.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2022 Jan;279(1):91-99. doi: 10.1007/s00405-021-06621-y. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

18:Vestibular schwannomas with spontaneous shrinkage: about 35 cases.
Authors:Trau G, Venkatasamy A, Charpiot A
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital of Strasbourg, 1 Avenue Molière, Strasbourg, France. guillaume.trau@chru-strasbourg.fr. France. Strasbourg, 1 Avenue Molière, Strasbourg, France.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Nov;278(11):4235-4241. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06530-6. Epub 2021 Jan 3.

19:Management of tinnitus in patients with vestibular schwannoma who underwent surgical resection.
Authors:Kitamura M, Oishi N, Suzuki N, Kojima T, Nishiyama T, Noguchi M, Hosoya M, Ogawa K
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, 160-8582 Shinanomachi 35, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Nov;278(11):4243-4249. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06531-5. Epub 2021 Jan 1.

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