Vestibular Schwannoma - Evidence-Based Treatment: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012 - Medical - 258 pages
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Natural History of Vestibular Schwannomas (includes histology, epidemiology); Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation (includes cost effectiveness of imaging vs audiometry); Neurophysiological Correlates: Preoperative, Intraoperative and Postoperative - Facial nerve, Auditory function, Vestibular; Neurofibromatosis Type 2 and Genetics; Art of Management Decision Making: From Intuition to Evidence Based Medicine (includes analysis of various decision making strategies); Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery: Indications, Techniques and Results  (CK, GK, LINAC,etc...); Management of Radiation/Radiosurgical Complications and Failures;  Retrosigmoid Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Translabyrinthine Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Middle Fossa Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Endoscopic Approach: Indications, Techniques and Results; Management of Surgical Complications and Failures; Chemotherapy: Present and Future (new trials of Avastin and similar drugs); Habilitation of Auditory and Vestibular Dysfunction (Baha, vestibular rehab, etc.); Habilitation of Facial Nerve Dysfunction (neural grafts, muscle transfers, etc...); Support Groups and Patient Resources (Acoustic Neuroma Association, Neurofibromatosis Society)
 

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Contents

Vestibular Schwannoma Acoustic Neuroma
xiii
Vestibular Schwannoma Evidencebased Treatment
255
Chapter 1 Epidemiology and Natural History of Vestibular Schwannomas
257
Chapter 2 Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation of Acoustic Neuromas
269
Chapter 3 Preoperative Intraoperative and Postoperative Auditory Evaluation of Patients with Acoustic Neuroma
285
VestibularPreoperative Intraoperative and Postoperative
307
Chapter 6 Neurofibromatosis 2
315
From Intuition to Evidencebased Medicine
333
Indications Techniques and Results
375
Indications Techniques and Results
399
Indications Technique and Results
417
Chapter 13 The Endoscopic Approach to Vestibular Schwannomas and Posterolateral Skull Base Pathology
439
Chapter 14 Management of Surgical Complications and Failures in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery
455
Present and Future
471
Chapter 16 Habilitation of Auditory and Vestibular Dysfunction
487
Chapter 17 Importance of Local Support Groups for Acoustic Neuroma and Neurofibromatosis Patients
531

Indications Techniques and Results
353
Chapter 9 Management of Radiation Radiosurgical Complications and Failures
367

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