Hjalte C. R. Sass, Niels West, Martin N. Møller &
Workup and treatment of vestibular schwannomas
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V02180131
Vestibular schwannomas are benign tumours originating from the eighth cranial nerve. The incidence in Denmark is rising and is around 200 per million per year. Pure tone audiometry, discrimination score and tinnitus anamnesis determine, whether a diagnostic MRI is merited. Around one fourth of newly diagnosed patients receive surgery due to the size of the tumour, whereas the remaining three fourths go into a “wait-and-scan” regime. 30-40% of the patients in this regime experience growth and are offered either surgery or radiotherapy.