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Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: Suboccipital Craniotomy

A suboccipital craniotomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove an acoustic neuroma growing from the nerve responsible for balance and hearing (vestibulocochlear). During surgery, a section of the skull is removed behind the ear to access the tumor and nerves. The goals of surgery are: first, the maintenance of facial nerve function; second, the preservation of socially useful hearing in the affected ear; and third, tumor removal.

Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: Suboccipital Craniotomy.pdf

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