Acoustic Neuroma - Contemporary Management of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannomas

M. J. Rutkowski, S. J. Han, I. Barani, A. T. Parsa

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As a benign brain tumor, sporadic vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) is amenable to a variety of management strategies including observation, surgery, and radiation. Owing to a recent surge in research addressing the pros and cons of each approach, it has been possible to develop patient-centered treatment plans that take into account each tumor's size, anatomy, comorbid symptoms, and a patient's goals of therapy. Careful counseling on the relative merits of each strategy offers the best means of achieving mutually successful outcomes for both patients and providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustic
  • Facial nerve
  • Gamma Knife
  • Neuroma
  • Radiation
  • Radiosurgery
  • Schwannoma
  • Skull base
  • Surgery
  • Vestibular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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