Original Article Skull Base DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1296039 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA. Facial Nerve Outcome after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery: Our ExperienceVittorio Rinaldi1, Manuele Casale1, Federica Bressi2, Massimiliano Potena1, Emanuela Vesperini1, Antonio De Franco3, Sergio Silvestri4, Carlo Zini3, Fabrizio Salvinelli1 1Area of Otolaryngology;2Area of Neurology, Campus Bio-Medico University;3Rome American Hospital;4Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.Abstract In this study we evaluate the postoperative facial nerve function after vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery and analyze the factors that cause it. We included 97 consecutive patients undergoing surgical excision of sporadic unilateral VS. Patient and tumor characteristics, surgical approaches, facial nerve function, extent of tumor removal, perioperative complications are all analyzed through standardized systems. Four different surgical approaches are used: translabyrinthine, retrolabyrinthine, retrosigmoid, and middle cranial fossa. Anatomic preservation of the facial nerve is achieved in 97% of patients. The incidence of postoperative facial palsy is found to be statistically correlated to tumor size, but not to the surgical approach used and to extent of tumor penetration in the internal auditory canal. A significant improvement of the short-term facial nerve outcome is detected in patients undergone simultaneous intraoperative electromyography (EMG) and pneumatic facial nerve monitoring. Complete tumor excision is achieved in 94% of cases. Complication rates are excellent and no deaths are reported. Short- and long-term facial nerve outcome is good and comparable with those of other series reported in literature. In VS surgery both EMG and pneumatic facial nerve monitors should be simultaneously used. Further investigations are desirable to improve the facial outcome respecting the oncological radicality

Facial nerve outcome after vestibular schwannoma surgery: our experience

Casale M;Bressi F;Silvestri S;Salvinelli F
2012-01-01

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Original Article Skull Base DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1296039 Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA. Facial Nerve Outcome after Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery: Our ExperienceVittorio Rinaldi1, Manuele Casale1, Federica Bressi2, Massimiliano Potena1, Emanuela Vesperini1, Antonio De Franco3, Sergio Silvestri4, Carlo Zini3, Fabrizio Salvinelli1 1Area of Otolaryngology;2Area of Neurology, Campus Bio-Medico University;3Rome American Hospital;4Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy.Abstract In this study we evaluate the postoperative facial nerve function after vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery and analyze the factors that cause it. We included 97 consecutive patients undergoing surgical excision of sporadic unilateral VS. Patient and tumor characteristics, surgical approaches, facial nerve function, extent of tumor removal, perioperative complications are all analyzed through standardized systems. Four different surgical approaches are used: translabyrinthine, retrolabyrinthine, retrosigmoid, and middle cranial fossa. Anatomic preservation of the facial nerve is achieved in 97% of patients. The incidence of postoperative facial palsy is found to be statistically correlated to tumor size, but not to the surgical approach used and to extent of tumor penetration in the internal auditory canal. A significant improvement of the short-term facial nerve outcome is detected in patients undergone simultaneous intraoperative electromyography (EMG) and pneumatic facial nerve monitoring. Complete tumor excision is achieved in 94% of cases. Complication rates are excellent and no deaths are reported. Short- and long-term facial nerve outcome is good and comparable with those of other series reported in literature. In VS surgery both EMG and pneumatic facial nerve monitors should be simultaneously used. Further investigations are desirable to improve the facial outcome respecting the oncological radicality
2012
acoustic neuroma surgery ; facial nerve monitoring; facial nerve palsy
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