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December 1964

Morbidity and Mortality of Acoustic Neuromas

Arch Otolaryngol. 1964;80(6):752-754. doi:10.1001/archotol.1964.00750040768021

In this chapter we shall review the morbidity and the mortality of the patients with acoustic neuromas presented in this monograph. The total series represents the results of operations carried out on 54 patients with acoustic neuroma operated between February, 1961, and June, 1964. It represents the entire group of cases diagnosed, or referred to, by the Otologic Medical Group during this period as having cerebellopontine angle or internal auditory canal tumors with the exception of four patients, of whom three declined further treatment and one was not operated because of advanced age. We have included the case reports of all of our acoustic neuromas in chronologic order according to the date of operation. The mortality and morbidity of this series of tumors will be discussed in relation to the surgical approaches used, namely, the suboccipital approach, the middle fossa approach, and the translabyrinthine approach. Three cases were operated by

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