J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2021; 82(01): 095-099
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714424
Case Report

Radiosurgery for Sporadic Benign Synchronous Tumors of the Cerebellopontine Angle

Thomas Mindermann
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Hirslanden Klinik im Park, Zürich, Switzerland
Stefan Heckl
2   Department of Neuroradiology, Hirslanden Klinik im Park, Zürich, Switzerland
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Background Synchronous cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors are a rare entity. Several publications refer to surgery for such tumors and their classification. Yet, there are no publications on upfront radiosurgery for synchronous CPA tumors.

Case Description The authors present two patients with sporadic synchronous benign CPA tumors who underwent upfront radiosurgery. One patient had two separate schwannomas of the CPA and the other had a schwannoma and a meningioma of the CPA. One patient underwent stepwise radiosurgery treating one tumor after another and the other patient underwent simultaneous radiosurgery for both tumors at the same time.

Conclusion Simultaneous and stepwise radiosurgery for synchronous CPA tumors seems to be safe and effective. There were no side effects or complications. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report on upfront radiosurgery for synchronous CPA tumors.

Ethical Approval

This is a retrospective review of patient charts. All patients underwent standard medical treatment according to the best medical practice. No experimental procedures or experimental setups were involved. For this type of study, formal consent or formal ethical approval is not required.

Publication History

Received: 12 November 2019

Accepted: 13 February 2020

Article published online:
21 October 2020

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