Technical nuances of resection of giant (> 5 cm) vestibular schwannomas: Pearls for success

Charles G. Kulwin, Aaron A. Cohen-Gadol

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Removal of vestibular schwannomas (VSs, or acoustic neuromas) remains one of the most challenging operations in neurosurgery. Giant or huge tumors (> 5 cm) heighten these challenges, and technical nuances play a special role in maximizing tumor resection while minimizing complications. In this article, the senior author describes his technical experience withmicrosurgical excision of giant VSs. The accompanying video further illustrates these details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE15
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012



  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Complication
  • Giant tumor
  • Technical nuance
  • Vestibular schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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