Translabyrinthine resection of neurofibromatosis type 2 associated vestibular and facial schwannomas, repair of facial nerve, and placement of auditory brainstem implant

Marc S. Schwartz, Gregory P. Lekovic, Derald E. Brackmann, Courtney C J Voelker

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Abstract

We present video of gross-total resection of a large cerebellopontine angle tumor consisting of both vestibular and facial schwannoma components via the translabyrinthine route in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2. The facial nerve is reconstructed using a greater auricular nerve graft, and an auditory brainstem implant is placed. Prior to surgery the patient had no facial nerve function on the operative side and had lost useful hearing. He also had usable vision only on the ipsilateral side and had contralateral vocal cord paralysis. The video can be found here: http://youtu.be/IOkEND-0vhI .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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