Acoustic Neuroma
January 2024 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:Single-fraction radiosurgery outcomes for large vestibular schwannomas in the upfront or post-surgical setting: a systematic review and International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS) Practice Guidelines.
Authors:Tuleasca C, Kotecha R, Sahgal A, de Salles A, Fariselli L, Paddick I, Pollock BE, Régis J, Sheehan J, Suh JH, Yomo S, Levivier M
Institution:Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Rue du Bugnon 44-46, BH-08, CH-1011, Lausanne, Switzerland. constantin.tuleasca@gmail.com.
Journal:J Neurooncol. 2023 Oct;165(1):1-20. doi: 10.1007/s11060-023-04455-8. Epub 2023 Oct 16.

2:Cochlear radiation dose and hearing loss in patients with vestibular schwannoma undergoing radiosurgery: systematic review.
Authors:Cavalcanti GST, Lemos A, Moretti EC, Lucena CMGA, Gomes JGR, Muniz LF, Venâncio LGA, Caldas S, Leal MC
Institution:Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Centro de Ciencias da Saude, Recife, PE, Brazil. Electronic address: gabriela.tcavalcanti@ufpe.br.
Journal:Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2023 Sep-Oct;89(5):101300. doi: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2023.101300. Epub 2023 Jul 19.

3:Neurofibromatosis- and schwannomatosis-associated tumors: Approaches to genetic testing and counseling considerations.
Authors:Goetsch Weisman A, Weiss McQuaid S, Radtke HB, Stoll J, Brown B, Gomes A
Institution:Division of Genetics, Genomics and Metabolism, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.; Medical Genomics Laboratory, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Journal:Am J Med Genet A. 2023 Oct;191(10):2467-2481. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.63346. Epub 2023 Jul 24.

4:Presbycusis and Hearing Preservation in Observed Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:Brennan JR, Sharma R, Lindquist NR, Cass ND, Krishnapura SG, Kloosterman N, Perkins E, Bennett ML, O'Malley MR, Haynes DS, Tawfik KO
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
Journal:Otol Neurotol. 2023 Sep 1;44(8):817-821. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000003947. Epub 2023 Jul 7.

5:Proton beam radiation therapy for vestibular schwannomas-tumor control and hearing preservation rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors:Santacroce A, Trandafirescu MF, Levivier M, Peters D, Fürweger C, Toma-Dasu I, George M, Daniel RT, Maire R, Nakamura M, Faouzi M, Schiappacasse L, Dasu A, Tuleasca C
Institution:European Radiosurgery Centre Munich, Munich, Germany.; Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Rue du Bugnon 44-46, BH-08, CH-1011, Lausanne, Switzerland. constantin.tuleasca@gmail.com.
Journal:Neurosurg Rev. 2023 Jul 4;46(1):163. doi: 10.1007/s10143-023-02060-x.

6:A systematic review and meta-analysis of stereotactic radiosurgery as a primary treatment in fast-growing vestibular schwannomas.
Authors:Shah F, Hamilton LOW, Yiannakis CP, Slim MAM, Kontorinis G
Institution:ENT Department, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol. 2023 Nov;137(11):1193-1199. doi: 10.1017/S0022215123000786. Epub 2023 May 17.

7:Pre-habilitation with intratympanic gentamicin in vestibular schwannomas: a systematic review.
Authors:Potdar T, Kontorinis G
Institution:Medical School, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Journal:J Laryngol Otol. 2023 Sep;137(9):985-991. doi: 10.1017/S0022215123000725. Epub 2023 Apr 26.

8:Retrosigmoid Approach for Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: Patient Selection, Technical Pearls, and Hearing Results.
Authors:Lucas JC, Fan CJ, Jacob JT, Babu SC
Institution:Michigan Ear Institute, 30055 Northwestern Highway, Suite 101, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, USA. Electronic address: sbabu@michiganear.com.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):509-520. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.010. Epub 2023 Apr 10.

9:SRS for Vestibular Schwannomas - Current Status.
Authors:Pattankar S, Pasricha P, Misra BK
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife, P D Hinduja Hospital and MRC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Journal:Neurol India. 2023 Mar-Apr;71(Supplement):S115-S122. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.373653.

10:Adverse Radiation Effects Following Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.
Authors:Kedia S, Santhoor H, Singh M
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
Journal:Neurol India. 2023 Mar-Apr;71(Supplement):S59-S67. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.373645.

11:Targeted Therapies in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannomas: Current State and New Horizons.
Authors:Welling DB
Institution:Harvard Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA, USA; Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. Electronic address: Brad_welling@meei.harvard.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):543-556. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.013. Epub 2023 Apr 4.

12:Natural History of Hearing Loss in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Brooks KA, Vivas EX
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University Hospital Midtown, 11th Floor, Suite 1135, Medical Office Tower, 550 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Electronic address: evivas@emory.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):435-444. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.005. Epub 2023 Apr 4.

13:Guiding Patients Through Decision-Making in Management of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Choi JS, Venteicher AS, Adams ME
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 396, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 396, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA; Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Electronic address: meadams@umn.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):459-469. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.019. Epub 2023 Apr 4.

14:Cochlear Implantation in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma and Neurofibromatosis Type II.
Authors:McClenaghan F, Freeman S, Lloyd S, Stapleton E
Institution:Department of ENT, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Road, Manchester M6 8HD, UK; Department of Otolaryngology, The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants, Peter Mount Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK.; Department of Otolaryngology, The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants, Peter Mount Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK. Electronic address: Emma.stapleton@mft.nhs.uk.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):587-598. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.017. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

15:The Future of Vestibular Schwannoma Management.
Authors:Moore LS, Stankovic KM
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.; Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 453 Quarry Road, Palto Alto, CA 94304, USA. Electronic address: kstankovic@stanford.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):611-622. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.018. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

16:Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Development of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Durham AR, Tooker EL, Patel NS, Gurgel RK
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology, University of Utah Health, 50 North Medical Drive, SOM 3C120, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA. Electronic address: richard.gurgel@hsc.utah.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):413-420. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.003. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

17:Quality of Life in Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Marinelli JP, Lohse CM, Link MJ, Carlson ML
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, JBSA, TX, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address: carlson.matthew@mayo.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):577-586. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.016. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

18:Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: Patient Selection, Technical Pearls, and Hearing Results.
Authors:Kashani RG, Kocharyan A, Claussen AD, Gantz BJ, Hansen MR
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA. Electronic address: marlan-hansen@uiowa.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):495-507. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.009. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

19:Radiation for Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: An Update on Modalities, Emphasizing Hearing Loss, Side Effects, and Tumor Control.
Authors:Woodson E
Institution:Kaiser Permanente-Southern California, San Diego, 5893 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111, USA. Electronic address: Erika.x.woodson@kp.org.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):521-531. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.011. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

20:Introducing an Evidence-Based Approach to Wait-And-Scan Management of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: Size Threshold Surveillance.
Authors:Marinelli JP, Lohse CM, Carlson ML
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st St Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, JBSA, TX 78234, USA.; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 1st St Southwest, Rochester, MN 55905, USA; Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. Electronic address: carlson.matthew@mayo.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):445-457. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.006. Epub 2023 Apr 3.

21:Translabyrinthine Approach for Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: Patient Selection, Technical Pearls, and Patient Outcomes.
Authors:Schwam ZG, Cosetti MK, Wanna GB
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1189, New York, NY 10029, USA. Electronic address: Zachary.schwam@mountsinai.org.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):483-493. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.008. Epub 2023 Mar 22.

22:Management of Complications in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery.
Authors:Kutz JW Jr, Tan D, Hunter JB, Barnett S, Isaacson B
Institution:Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2001 Inwood Road, Dallas TX 75390, USA. Electronic address: walter.kutz@utsouthwestern.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):567-576. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.015. Epub 2023 Mar 22.

23:Salvage Management of Vestibular Schwannoma.
Authors:Kay-Rivest E, Roland JT Jr
Institution:Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New York University, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address: Emily.kay-rivest@mcgill.ca.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):557-565. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.014. Epub 2023 Mar 22.

24:Management of Neurofibromatosis Type 2-Associated Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:Jiramongkolchai P, Schwartz MS, Friedman RA
Institution:Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8895, San Diego, CA 92103, USA.; Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 200 West Arbor Drive, MC 8895, San Diego, CA 92103, USA; Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, 9300 Campus Point Drive, Mail Code 7893, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address: rafriedman@ucsd.edu.
Journal:Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2023 Jun;56(3):533-541. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2023.02.012. Epub 2023 Mar 22.

25:Advances in Targeted Therapy for Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)-Associated Vestibular Schwannomas.
Authors:Cumpston EC, Rhodes SD, Yates CW
Institution:Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Fesler Hall Suite 400 1130 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA. cwyates@iupui.edu.
Journal:Curr Oncol Rep. 2023 May;25(5):531-537. doi: 10.1007/s11912-023-01388-3. Epub 2023 Mar 18.

26:The Effect of Metformin on Vestibular Schwannoma Growth: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Authors:Lovin BD, Wilkinson AJ, Qing Y, Hernandez M, Nader ME, Raza S, DeMonte F, Gidley PW
Institution:Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.; Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.
Journal:Laryngoscope. 2023 Sep;133(9):2066-2072. doi: 10.1002/lary.30601. Epub 2023 Feb 6.

27:Intralabyrinthine schwannomas: a two-case series and literature review with a focus on hearing rehabilitation.
Authors:Curatoli L, Pontillo V, Quaranta N
Institution:Translational Biomedicine and Neurosciences Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. lcuratoli@icloud.com.
Journal:Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2023 May;280(5):2073-2079. doi: 10.1007/s00405-023-07823-2. Epub 2023 Jan 17.

28:Intratumoral hemorrhage in vestibular schwannomas after stereotactic radiosurgery.
Authors:Bin-Alamer O, Fogg D, Wei Z, Duehr J, Mallela AN, Niranjan A, Lunsford LD, Abou-Al-Shaar H
Institution:1Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and.
Journal:J Neurosurg. 2022 Jun 24;138(2):413-419. doi: 10.3171/2022.5.JNS22935. Print 2023 Feb 1.

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