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Vestibular compensation after vestibular schwannoma surgery: normalization of the subjective visual vertical and disability.
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PMID:  23317346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Conclusions: The degree of caloric weakness before surgery influences faster or slower recovery of patients undergoing vestibular schwannoma surgery. The Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) is a good index to show the recovery of patients as it relates directly to an improvement or not of the subjective visual vertical (SVV). Objective: To evaluate the process of recovery of patients as measured by the SVV and the DHI after surgical removal of vestibular schwannoma. Methods: We studied 24 consecutive patients of the University Hospital of Salamanca who underwent vestibular schwannoma surgery. We assessed age, tumour size, degree of canalicular weakness and preoperative SVV, and their relationship with DHI and SVV at discharge and also at 1, 3 and 6 months postoperatively. Results: Patients with lesser degrees of caloric weakness took longer to normalize SVV than those with a higher caloric weakness before surgery (p < 0.05). There was a significant correlation between DHI and improvements in SVV with time. The differences disappeared in 6 months where all patients, with greater or lesser degree of caloric weakness, had the same results.
Angel Batuecas-Caletrio; Santiago Santacruz-Ruiz; Angel Muñoz-Herrera; Pablo Sousa; Alvaro Otero; Nicolas Perez-Fernandez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Unidad de Base de Cráneo, Hospital Universitario de Salamanca, University of Salamanca.
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