Endoscopy of the posterior fossa during acoustic neuroma surgery

Goksu N., Kemaloglu Y. K. , Bayazit Y., Akyildiz N.

3rd International Conference on Acoustic Neurinoma and Other CPA Tumors, Rome, Italy, 12 - 17 June 1999, pp.1135-1137 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.1135-1137


In this study, advantages of the endoscopes in retrosigmoid-suboccipital approach (RSSOA) were presented on 35 cases with acoustic neuroma (AN). The endoscopes facilitated surgery by needing less bone drilling and direct vision of the internal acoustic canal (IAC) for tumor residual, neuro-vascular structures during resection and opened air cells at the end; Further, hearing preservation could be achieved safely by using endoscopes.