Assessment of visual sensation, psychiatric profile and quality of life following vestibular schwannoma surgery in patients prehabituated by chemical vestibular ablation.

Assessment of visual sensation, psychiatric profile and quality of life following vestibular schwannoma surgery in patients prehabituated by chemical vestibular ablation. Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2019 Dec 03;: Authors: Balatkova Z, Cada Z, Hruba S, Komarc M, Cerny R Abstract AIMS: Preoperative chemical vestibular ablation can reduce vestibular symptoms in patients who have gone through vestibular schwannoma resection. The goal of this study was to determine whether chemical vestibular prehabituation influences the patients' post-operative perception of visual stimulation, mental status and quality of life. We also tried to find out whether increases of optokinetic nystagmus, measured by routine electronystagmography, correlate with subjective symptoms. METHODS: We preoperatively administered (2 months prior to surgery) 0.5 - 1.0 mL of 40 mg/mL nonbuffered gentamicin in three intratympanic instillations in 11 patients. Head impulse and caloric tests confirmed reduction of vestibular function in all patients. The control group consisted of 21 patients. Quality of life in both groups was evaluated using the Glasgow Benefit Inventory, the Glasgow Health Status Inventory and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory questionnaires. Visual symptoms and optokinetic sensation were evaluated using a specific questionnaire developed by our team and by measuring gains preoperatively and postoperatively in both groups using routine electronysta...
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