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Diagnosis and documentation of central nervous system dysfunctions with craniocorpography after surgical removal of acoustic neurinomas.
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PMID:  10740187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among other tests, craniocorpography (CCG) was performed in 21 patients after acoustic neurinoma surgery. After surgery, 17 patients (81%) had a developing vestibular compensation or an already normal CCG pattern; 3 patients (14%) had signs of persisting central nervous system dysfunction, either localized to the brain stem or in combination with a cerebellar dysfunction, and 1 patient showed a delayed but sufficient compensation after removal of a neurinoma that compressed central nervous system structures. Brain stem and cerebellar dysfunctions caused by tumor compression demonstrated a better vestibular compensation than dysfunctions caused by surgical manipulation, despite no evidence of cerebellar alteration. As an adjunct to complete neuro-otologic and neurologic examinations CCG could become a useful tool in the topodiagnosis of central nervous system dysfunctions after acoustic neurinoma surgery and therefore in the documentation and follow-up process of these patients.
D Gomez-Angel; O Fierek; J Madrazo; C O'connor-Reina; H Galera-Ruiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-05     Completed Date:  2000-05-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  592-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Seville, School of Medicine, Seville, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiopathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Vestibular Function Tests / methods*

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