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Tinnitus and vestibular schwannoma surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10908968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of operation on tinnitus in vestibular schwannoma (VS) patients. Altogether, 251 VS patients who underwent surgery during the years 1979 to 1993 at Helsinki University Central Hospital were included in the study. Information on preoperative tinnitus was collected from previously acquired data and postoperative tinnitus was evaluated. Preoperatively, 62.6% of the patients had experienced tinnitus. Of those with preoperative tinnitus, 47.4% also had it postoperatively, but of those 93 patients without preoperative tinnitus, 39.8% had tinnitus postoperatively. Tinnitus is one of the primary symptoms of VS, together with hearing impairment and disequilibrium. The risk of postoperative tinnitus is almost 40%, and with preoperative tinnitus, the risk is 7.6% higher. In the majority tinnitus was not related to the surgery. Only a few patients had severe problems with tinnitus; difficulty understanding speech was the major complaint.
Authors:
H Levo; G Blomstedt; I Pyykkö
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum     Volume:  543     ISSN:  0365-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-14     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2008-02-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370355     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol Suppl     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Neuroma, Acoustic / complications*,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Period
Questionnaires
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Speech Perception / physiology
Tinnitus / diagnosis*,  etiology*

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