Facial Nerve Preservation in Acoustic Neuroma Surgery

Comparison Between Trans-Temporal and Retro-Sigmoid Approaches
  • J. M. Sterkers


‘The Facial nerve is the key that opens the door to earlier surgical removal of acoustic neuromas’ (W. F. House, 1968). Since 1965, I have operated upon 190 acoustic tumors with a rate of 67.4 percent of immediate postoperative preservation of the Facial nerve function. This series is remarkable by the limited size of the tumor at the time of removal, and the possibility of comparing the results obtained by the same surgeon who has used the trans-labyrinthine or the middle fossa approach as well as the retro-sigmoid approach in the acoustic neuroma surgery.


Facial Nerve Acoustic Neuroma Internal Auditory Canal Facial Function Facial Weakness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Sterkers
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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