CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg B 2019; 80(S 03): S276-S278
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677488
Skull Base: Operative Videos
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Endoscope-Assisted Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Removal of a Medium-Sized Acoustic Neuroma (T3a) through a Retrosigmoid Mini-Craniotomy with Preservation of Hearing

Peter Kurucz
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
,
Laszlo Barany
3  Laboratory for Applied and Clinical Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
,
Michael Buchfelder
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
,
Oliver Ganslandt
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
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Publication History

22 April 2018

11 November 2018

Publication Date:
18 February 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

A 45-year-old male patient with reduced hearing in the right ear was diagnosed with a medium-sized (T3a) acoustic neuroma. The operation was performed through an individually tailored retrosigmoid mini-craniotomy. Endoscope-assisted microsurgical technique was applied to early detect the location of the facial and cochlear nerves as well as to look around the hidden corners during the surgery. The entire operation was performed without using brain retractors. The moderate intrameatal extension of the tumor and the use of angled endoscopes allowed to avoid the drilling of the internal auditory meatus. The lesion could be completely removed and the patient showed a satisfactory hearing recovery in the follow-up examinations 3 months after the surgery.

The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/dAYLakih924.