What are the prevalence of dizziness in vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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In a cross-sectional observational study in patients with small to medium-sized vestibular schwannomas, over 50% of patients reported ongoing dizziness at a mean of 8 years after treatment. All 538 patients had sporadic vestibular schwannomas of less than 3 cm and underwent primary microsurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, or observation. The treatment modality was not found to influence long-term dizziness handicap. [17]


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