Retrosigmoid Craniectomy for Vestibular Schwannoma with Hearing Preservation

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Objectives To describe a retrosigmoid craniectomy, hearing-preservation approach for resection of vestibular schwannoma. Design/Setting/Participants A video of a single patient undergoing the above approach at a tertiary care skull base surgery program. Results This video demonstrates a retrosigmoid craniectomy approach for resection of an enlarging intracanalicular vestibular schwannoma in a patient with normal hearing. The video highlights the pertinent surgical anatomy and outlines in a step-by-step fashion the surgical steps. The patient obtained a gross total resection with preservation of hearing. Conclusion A retrosigmoid craniectomy approach for vestibular schwannoma offers a potentially hearing preservation approach for selected tumors. The link to the video can be found at:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S274-S275
JournalJournal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base
StatePublished - 2019


  • hearing preservation
  • retrosigmoid craniectomy
  • skull base surgery
  • vestibular schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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