Acoustic Neuroma
January 2019 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.

We will continue to update you with the latest scientific and clinical developments through the Medifocus Digest Alert on Acoustic Neuroma every 3 months. Thank you for your ongoing subscription to this publication.

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1:Management of Vestibular Schwannoma (Including NF2): Facial Nerve Considerations.
Authors:Kaul V, Cosetti MK
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Eye and Ear of Mount Sinai, Floor 6, 310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA. Electronic address: Maura.Cosetti@mountsinai.org.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;51(6):1193-1212. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2018.07.015.

2:Effects of CyberKnife therapy for vestibular schwannoma on hearing: a retrospective study.
Authors:Cakir O, Berkiten G, Tutar B, Yilmazer AB, Kumral TL, Salturk Z, Uyar Y
Institution:Department of ENT,Burdur State Hospital,Istanbul,Turkey.; Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital,Istanbul,Turkey.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol. 2018 Sep;132(9):796-801. doi: 10.1017/S0022215118001500. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

3:Adjunctive Gamma Knife Surgery or Wait and Scan Policy After Optimal Resection of Large Vestibular Schwannomas: Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes.
Authors:Troude L, Boucekine M, Montava M, Lavieille JP, Regis JM, Roche PH
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, North University Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux Marseille, Marseille, France. Electronic address: lucas.troude@ap-hm.fr.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Oct;118:e895-e905. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.093. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

4:Pearls for the middle fossa approach in acoustic neuroma surgery.
Authors:Peng KA, Lekovic GP, Wilkinson EP
Institution:House Clinic, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Journal:Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 Oct;26(5):276-279. doi: 10.1097/MOO.0000000000000479.

5:Contralateral Hearing Loss After Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis 2: Case Report and Literature Review.
Authors:Tripathi M, Satapathy A, Chauhan RB, Batish A, Gupta SK
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Electronic address: drguptasunil@gmail.com.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:74-79. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.245. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

6:Acoustic Neuroma Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Follow-up of 335 Patients.
Authors:Ruess D, Pohlmann L, Hellerbach A, Hamisch C, Hoevels M, Treuer H, Grau S, Jablonska K, Kocher M, Ruge MI
Institution:Department of Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery, Centre of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Electronic address: daniel.ruess@uk-koeln.de.; Department of General Neurosurgery, Centre of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.; Institute of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Aug;116:e194-e202. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.149. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

7:Patient Motivation and Long-Term Satisfaction with Treatment Choice in Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Carlson ML, Tveiten OV, Lund-Johansen M, Tombers NM, Lohse CM, Link MJ
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Electronic address: carlson.matthew@mayo.edu. Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway. Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway. Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;114:e1245-e1252. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.03.182. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

8:Five-year outcomes following hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy delivered in five fractions for acoustic neuromas: the mean cochlear dose may impact hearing preservation.
Authors:Chen Z, Takehana K, Mizowaki T, Uto M, Ogura K, Sakanaka K, Arakawa Y, Mineharu Y, Miyabe Y, Mukumoto N, Miyamoto S, Hiraoka M
Institution:Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan. Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.
Journal:Int J Clin Oncol. 2018 Aug;23(4):608-614. doi: 10.1007/s10147-018-1267-6. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

9:PREHAB vs. REHAB - presurgical treatment in vestibular schwannoma surgery enhances recovery of postural control better than postoperative rehabilitation: Retrospective case series.
Authors:Tjernstrom F, Fransson PA, Kahlon B, Karlberg M, Lindberg S, Siesjo P, Magnusson M
Institution:Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.; Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Sciences, Skane University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Journal:J Vestib Res. 2018;27(5-6):313-325. doi: 10.3233/VES-170626.

10:Complications in translabyrinthine surgery of vestibular schwannoma.
Authors:Olander C, Gudjonsson O, Kinnefors A, Laurell G, Edfeldt L
Institution:a Departments of Surgical Sciences, Section of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery , University Hospital Uppsala , Uppsala , Sweden. Surgery , University Hospital Uppsala , Uppsala , Sweden.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol. 2018 Jul;138(7):639-645. doi: 10.1080/00016489.2018.1427887. Epub 2018 Jan 23.

11:Immediate and Long-term Hearing Outcomes With the Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma Resection.
Authors:Ahmed S, Arts HA, El-Kashlan H, Basura GJ, Thompson BG, Telian SA
Institution:Division of Otology-Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Surgery. Surgery. Surgery. Michigan. Surgery.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2018 Jan;39(1):92-98. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000001623.

12:Factors affecting hearing deterioration in vestibular schwannoma patients treated with gamma knife radiosurgery: the Asan Medical Center experience.
Authors:Park MJ, Park HJ, Chung JW, Lee DH, Cho YH, Choi YJ, Ahn JH
Institution:a Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery , Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.; b Department of Neurosurgery , Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.; c Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology , Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
Journal:Acta Otolaryngol. 2018 Feb;138(2):96-104. doi: 10.1080/00016489.2017.1386800. Epub 2017 Oct 25.

13:A Systematic Review of Radiosurgery Versus Surgery for Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:Chung LK, Nguyen TP, Sheppard JP, Lagman C, Tenn S, Lee P, Kaprealian T, Chin R, Gopen Q, Yang I
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. California, USA. California, USA. California, USA. Angeles, California, USA. Angeles, California, USA; Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. California, USA; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Angeles, California, USA. Angeles, California, USA. California, USA; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Electronic address: iyang@mednet.ucla.edu.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2018 Jan;109:47-58. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.159. Epub 2017 Sep 4.

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