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Progression of hearing loss in acoustic neuromas.
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PMID:  1843575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The progression of hearing loss and the factors influencing it are not well understood in patients with acoustic neuroma (AN). We investigated the relationships between the progression of hearing loss and the clinical findings in 42 patients with unilateral AN whose hearing could be examined for a period of 6 months or more. There was a tendency for hearing to deteriorate progressively in the patients with retrocochlear hearing loss, or with a small tumor. Based on these results, we conclude that an operation for hearing preservation should be performed as early as possible in these patients.
K Ogawa; J Kanzaki; S Ogawa; N Tsuchihashi; S Ikeda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum     Volume:  487     ISSN:  0365-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-01     Completed Date:  1993-03-01     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370355     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Functional Laterality
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Neuroma, Acoustic / complications,  physiopathology*
Sex Factors
Speech Discrimination Tests

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