Salvage Surgery of Vestibular Schwannoma after failed Radiotherapy: The Gruppo Otologico experience and review of the literature

Salvage Surgery of Vestibular Schwannoma after failed Radiotherapy: The Gruppo Otologico experience and review of the literature

Sami Tanbouzi Husseini, Enrico Piccirillo, Abdelkader Taibah, Tamama Almutair, Giulio Sequino and Mario Sanna

Abstract
Objective: The use of radiation therapy has largely widespread and becomes in many centers the preference modality of treatment for symptomatic patients who are old, medically unfit for surgical therapy, those who refuse surgery and in some recurrent or residual growing tumors.

Conclusion: Complete surgical resection of VS is more difficult after radiotherapy with relatively poor facial nerve outcomes and nearly impossible hearing preservation.