Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors

be related to the presence of mild pre-operative cranial nerve deficits present in most patients. Pre-existing cranial nerve dysfunction appears to lead to an increased capacity for functional adaptation. Traditionally, facial nerve transposition has been considered to lead to a permanent House-Brackmann Grade III palsy in the post-operative phase. However, a permanent facial nerve palsy was evident in only 6/15 of our cases at long-term follow-up. A quality of life assessment showed that 70% of patients had an "excellent", 10% a "good" and 20% a "poor" outcome from surgery for large glomus tumors. Long-term follow-up has shown that a small number of patients may develop local tumor recurrence (3/15). We therefore advocate early post-operative MRI to assess residual disease and provide a baseline for future reference. If tumor recurrence occurs, further surgery and/or radiotherapy needs to be considered.

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Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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