The translabyrinthine approach for acoustic neuroma and its common complications

Mohamed Nor Azmi, B. S. Lokman, L. Ishlah

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    Abstract

    A retrospective analysis of 15 cases intracanalicular acoustic neuroma that had undergone tumour excision by translabyrinthine approach spanning from August 1996 until December 2002 is presented. The main presenting complaints are unilateral hearing loss (100%) and tinnitus (86.7%). The mean age of presentation was 48.5 years old. Magnetic resonance imaging is the most important investigation tool to diagnose acoustic neuroma. At six months post operatively, the facial nerve was normal or near normal (grade I and II) in 46.6%, grade III to IV in 46.6% and grade V to VI in 6.7% of the cases respectively. There were also four cases of post operative cerebrospinal fluid leak, which was successfully managed with conservative measures. The translabyrinthine approach is the most familiar surgical technique employed by otologist. It is the most direct route to the cerebellopontine angle and internal auditory canal. It requires minimum cerebellar retraction. However, it sacrifices any residual hearing in the operated ear.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-75
    Number of pages4
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume61
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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    Acoustic Neuroma
    Unilateral Hearing Loss
    Cerebellopontine Angle
    Tinnitus
    Facial Nerve
    Hearing
    Ear
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Neoplasms
    Otolaryngologists
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

    Keywords

    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Translabyrinthine approach

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    • Medicine(all)

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    The translabyrinthine approach for acoustic neuroma and its common complications. / Nor Azmi, Mohamed; Lokman, B. S.; Ishlah, L.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 61, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 72-75.

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    Nor Azmi, M, Lokman, BS & Ishlah, L 2006, 'The translabyrinthine approach for acoustic neuroma and its common complications', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 72-75.
    Nor Azmi, Mohamed ; Lokman, B. S. ; Ishlah, L. / The translabyrinthine approach for acoustic neuroma and its common complications. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2006 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 72-75.
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