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Image-guided drainage of cystic vestibular schwannomata

Lookup NU author(s): John Hill, Emeritus Professor David Mendelow


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The management of vestibular schwannomata is controversial. Surveillance remains an acceptable option for elderly patients or those with small lesions. Stereoradiosurgery is also an option, while surgery is often preferred in younger patients with larger lesions. In elderly patients with lesions causing brainstem compression, craniotomy is a major undertaking. We report two cases of cystic cerebellopontine angle tumours in patients with co-morbidity, who were managed successfully with image-guided insertion of a cystoperitoneal shunt.

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Author(s): Barrett C, Prasad KSM, Hill J, Johnson I, Heaton JM, Crossman JE, Mendelow AD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Neurochirurgica

Year: 2010

Volume: 152

Issue: 1

Pages: 177-180

ISSN (print): 0001-6268

ISSN (electronic): 0942-0940

Publisher: Springer Wien


DOI: 10.1007/s00701-009-0493-0


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