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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery vs Initial Conservative Treatment for Vestibular Schwannoma Patients With Preserved Hearing a Prospective Randomized Study

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The effect of Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) on hearing loss, in patients with vestibular
schwannoma (VS) and preserved hearing is still unclear. Retrospective data indicate that the
hearing is preserved in most patient years after the gamma knife treatment. Recent
prospective data suggests that radiosurgery could be a hearing preserving treatment for
these patients.

The main objective of this study is to evaluate if GKRS can inhibit progression of hearing
loss in patients with VS. Patients with preserved hearing will be offered to participate in
the study and randomized ether to GKRS or initial conservative treatment for their
vestibular schwannoma. They will then be followed with scheduled magnetic resonance
image(MRI) and audiometry and evaluated after one, three and five years after treatment.

Clinical Trial Conditions: Vestibular Schwannoma

Treatments in this Clinical Trial : Initial Gamma knife radiosurgery

Eligible Clinical Trial Participant Age : Between 18 years to 70 years

Can Healthy Volunteers Participate: No

Clinical Trial Lead Sponsor: Karolinska Institutet

Detailed Clinical Trial Description: The effect of Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) on hearing loss, in patients with vestibular
schwannoma (VS) and preserved hearing is still unclear. Retrospective data indicate that the
hearing is preserved in most patient years after the gamma knife treatment. Recent
prospective data suggests that radiosurgery could be a hearing preserving treatment for
these patients.

The main objective of this study is to evaluate if GKRS can inhibit progression of hearing
loss in patients with VS. Patients with preserved hearing will be offered to participate in
the study and randomized ether to GKRS or initial conservative treatment for their
vestibular schwannoma. They will then be followed with scheduled magnetic resonance
image(MRI) and audiometry and evaluated after one, three and five years after treatment.

The clinical trial information was obtained from http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01938677

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