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Skull base surgery. 1991 July; 1(3): 183–187.
PMCID: PMC1656296

Extended Middle Cranial Fossa Approach for Acoustic Neuroma Surgery


The enlarged middle cranial fossa approach was used for removal of acoustic neuromas in 209 cases. Complete tumor removal was accomplished in 96% of cases. Hearing was preserved in 51% of cases, with better results in smaller tumors. Our experience with the enlarged middle fossa approach has led us to discard the translabyrinthine approach for removal of acoustic neuromas.

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