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Audit of regional screening guidelines for vestibular schwannoma

  • P. J. D. Dawes (a1) and J.-P. Jeannon (a1)


An audit of 334 patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as investigation for a possible diagnosis of vestibular schwannoma was carried out to assess adherence to previously agreed screening guidelines. This represents one year's activity. A posterior fossa tumour was identified in 12 patients. Scan requests were judged to be inappropriate for 28 cases. The issues surrounding the screening for acoustic neuroma are discussed.


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Address for correspondence: Mr P. J. D. Dawes, F.R.C.S., ENT Department, Dunedin Public Hospital, 201 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Fax: 00 64 3 474 7956


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