Volume regression and facial nerve function after subtotal resection of vestibular schwannomas

Takeaway

  • Subtotal resection (STR) of large vestibular schwannomas (VS) had significant reduction in tumor volume which extended several years beyond surgery and had good postoperative facial nerve function results.

Why this matters

    STR of large VS is not well studied and results detailing postoperative volume changes may lead to better informed decisions on surgical choice as well as postoperative management of patients.