By Johannes Schramm

This quantity studies commonplace remedies for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas, reading the anatomy of arteries and veins of the sylvian fissure, in addition to microsurgical advances and the advance of contemporary healing innovations in intracranial meningiomas. The advances part offers a method for minimizing listening to loss after stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas, in addition to an outline of the mode of motion and biology of ALA, together with its interplay with tumor cells and the bounds of this system. A committed bankruptcy addresses the fundamental query of the boundaries (and advantages) of varied tractography innovations and in their significance for non-specialists, who can be tempted to take advantage of them uncritically. one more bankruptcy examines molecular markers, that have develop into regular in neuropathological studies on intracranial tumors, reviewing the prognostic and predictive price of those glossy molecular markers in gliomas. extra chapters around out the insurance, delivering a complete evaluate of ordinary and complex techniques.

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For the visualization in the operating room and especially in the surgical field applying heads-up technology of modern navigation microscopes, most approaches provided by basic neuroscience did not satisfy the needs for neurosurgical use. Tensor glyphs visualizing DW-MRI data, as well as advanced renderings of anatomical tracts with graph-based representations of functional connectivity data visualizing the human connectome [42], all illustrate different aspects of major white matter tracts and connectivity; however these may not be suitable or the ideal solution for the representation in the clinical routine or even directly in the surgical field.

Of note, patients who failed to preserve their preoperative hearing class apparently had poor hearing levels (≥50 dB) compared with a mean PTA of 40 dB in other patients [102]. A close reading of our SNUH classification reveals that the difference in hearing preservation rates between class B and C is large [41], which suggests a probable threshold PTA score between 30 and 50 dB. ABR values could provide additional information on decisions regarding the timing of intervention. The effect of decompression of the IAC, which leaves the tumour itself, eventually abates in approximately 2 years because pathologies related to hearing loss, as well as tumour growth, progress over time after surgery [95, 106].

Otol Neurotol 27:172–182 66. Linskey ME (2000) Stereotactic radiosurgery versus stereotactic radiotherapy for patients with vestibular schwannoma: a Leksell Gamma Knife Society 2000 debate. J Neurosurg 93(Suppl 3):90–95 67. Linskey ME (2008) Hearing preservation in vestibular schwannoma stereotactic radiosurgery: what really matters? J Neurosurg 109(Suppl):129–136 68. Linthicum FH Jr, Brackmann DE (1980) Bilateral acoustic tumors. A diagnostic and surgical challenge. Arch Otolaryngol 106:729–733 69.

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