Management Strategy of Vestibular Schwannoma in Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Management Strategy of Vestibular Schwannoma in Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Haitham Ahmad Odat, Enrico Piccirillo, Giuliano Sequino, Abdelkader Taibah and Mario Sanna

Abstract
Objective: To discuss our management strategy of vestibular schwannoma in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).

Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment of bilateral vestibular schwannoma in patients with NF2 will achieve the best outcomes regarding facial nerve, hearing preservation, and postoperative complications. The watchful waiting policy will decrease the chance of reaching these goals. Cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implant have made hearing rehabilitation possible in NF2 patients who had bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.