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Advancing Neurosurgery

Vestibular schwannoma

"A brain tumor can radically change your self-identity. Even if your tumor is removed and you are doing well, you may continue to see yourself as someone who is very different from other people." - Peter Black




The Department of Neurotechnology and Neurosurgery  in Tuebingen is one of the world's leading centers for the surgical treatment of vestibular schwannomas. In this context our studies are dedicated to aspects of surgical treatment like the risk for surgical complications (e.g., pneumocephalus, venous air embolism). Furthermoren, we are also interested in the therapy of sequelae of the disease or treatment, such as facial paresis, vertigo or tinnitus:

Leao MT, Machetanz K, Sandritter J, Liebsch M, Stengel A, Tatagiba M, Naros G. Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus Treatment in
Vestibular Schwannoma: A Pilot Study. Front Neurol. 2021 Apr 12;12:646014. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.646014. PMID: 33912127; PMCID: PMC8072380.

Trakolis L, Bender B, Ebner FH, Ernemann U, Tatagiba M, Naros G. Cortical and subcortical gray matter changes in patients with chronic tinnitus sustaining after vestibular schwannoma surgery. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 16;11(1):8411. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-87915-3. PMID: 33863965; PMCID: PMC8052351.

Machetanz K, Leuze F, Mounts K, Trakolis L, Gugel I, Grimm F, Tatagiba M, Naros G. Occurrence and management of postoperative pneumocephalus using the semi-sitting position in vestibular schwannoma surgery. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 Nov;162(11):2629-2636. doi: 10.1007/s00701-020-04504-5. Epub 2020 Jul 25. PMID: 32712719; PMCID: PMC7550361.