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Acoustic tumors: effect of surgical removal on tinnitus.
Am J Otol. 1992 Jan; 13(1):13-7.AJ

Abstract

Tinnitus is common in patients with acoustic tumors and may be the initial symptom leading to diagnosis. We might anticipate that tumor removal would alleviate preoperative tinnitus. However, few have studied this systematically. Further, the effect of tumor removal in those with no preoperative tinnitus has rarely been examined. In this study, a questionnaire was sent retrospectively to patients who had undergone surgical removal of an acoustic tumor, addressing the characteristics of tinnitus, and asking whether surgery had directly affected tinnitus. A total of 134 questionnaires were returned. Those who indicated preoperative tinnitus tended to show small but statistically significant improvements in the perceived severity of the tinnitus after surgery, although the symptom rarely resolved entirely. Those with no preoperative tinnitus have an approximately 50 percent chance of developing it following surgery.

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House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1598977

Citation

Berliner, K I., et al. "Acoustic Tumors: Effect of Surgical Removal On Tinnitus." The American Journal of Otology, vol. 13, no. 1, 1992, pp. 13-7.
Berliner KI, Shelton C, Hitselberger WE, et al. Acoustic tumors: effect of surgical removal on tinnitus. Am J Otol. 1992;13(1):13-7.
Berliner, K. I., Shelton, C., Hitselberger, W. E., & Luxford, W. M. (1992). Acoustic tumors: effect of surgical removal on tinnitus. The American Journal of Otology, 13(1), 13-7.
Berliner KI, et al. Acoustic Tumors: Effect of Surgical Removal On Tinnitus. Am J Otol. 1992;13(1):13-7. PubMed PMID: 1598977.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acoustic tumors: effect of surgical removal on tinnitus. AU - Berliner,K I, AU - Shelton,C, AU - Hitselberger,W E, AU - Luxford,W M, PY - 1992/1/1/pubmed PY - 1992/1/1/medline PY - 1992/1/1/entrez SP - 13 EP - 7 JF - The American journal of otology JO - Am J Otol VL - 13 IS - 1 N2 - Tinnitus is common in patients with acoustic tumors and may be the initial symptom leading to diagnosis. We might anticipate that tumor removal would alleviate preoperative tinnitus. However, few have studied this systematically. Further, the effect of tumor removal in those with no preoperative tinnitus has rarely been examined. In this study, a questionnaire was sent retrospectively to patients who had undergone surgical removal of an acoustic tumor, addressing the characteristics of tinnitus, and asking whether surgery had directly affected tinnitus. A total of 134 questionnaires were returned. Those who indicated preoperative tinnitus tended to show small but statistically significant improvements in the perceived severity of the tinnitus after surgery, although the symptom rarely resolved entirely. Those with no preoperative tinnitus have an approximately 50 percent chance of developing it following surgery. SN - 0192-9763 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1598977/Acoustic_tumors:_effect_of_surgical_removal_on_tinnitus_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -