The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the First Hospital of Jilin University, "Neurological examination revealed that he had left-sided hearing loss and left cerebellar ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography angiography showed a mass with calcification in the left cerebellopontine angle (CPA). The tumor was successfully removed via suboccipital craniotomy, and postoperative histopathology showed that the tumor was a schwannoma. We reviewed seven cases of calcified VS that were previously reported in the literature, and we analyzed and summarized the characteristics of these tumors, including the calcification, texture, and blood supply."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We conclude that calcification in VS is associated with its texture and blood supply, and these characteristics affect the surgical removal of the tumor."
For more information on this research see: Calcification of vestibular schwannoma: a case report and literature review. World Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2012;10():207. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; World Journal of Surgical Oncology - www.wjso.com)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Zhang, Dept. of Neurosurgery, First Hospital of Jilin University, 71 Xinmin Avenue, Changchun, 130021, People's Taiwan.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changchun, Neurilemmoma, Surgical Oncology, Vestibular Schwannoma, People's Republic of China.
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