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Vestibular schwannomas (VS) are benign skull base tumors arising from the eighth cranial nerve. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is emerging as treatment for smaller sized tumors with the intent being to prevent further tumor growth, thus avoiding mass-effect symptoms. Hearing outcomes are commonly presented as preservation of class A/B hearing (defined as Pure Tone Average (PTA) ≤50 dB with Word Recognition Score (WRS) ≥50 dB). Long-term follow-up data on hearing outcomes and hearing trajectory trends are limited.
Fritz CG, Bojrab II, DI, Tu NC, Schutt CA, Bojrab DI, Babu SC. Hearing durability and trajectory after radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.