Current state of early diagnosis of vestibular schwannoma


  • Oksana Skobska Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Irina Kiselyova Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Viktor Gudkov Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev,
  • Aleksandra Malyshevа Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev, Ukraine



vestibular schwannoma, diagnostic, clinic


The review deals with the actual problem of neurooncology — diagnostics and treatment of vestibular schwannoma (VS). Analysis of the world’s scientific literature was carried out regarding modern information on epidemiology, classification systems, early diagnosis and clinical features of VS. The direction of further study of problem of VS early diagnosis were outlined, first of all, by creating a standardized version of the clinical-instrumental complex examination of patients with suspicion on VS. Current status of VS diagnostics requires clarification of informative value of the newest instrumental methods in complex with analysis of main clinical manifestations, and assessment of he expedience of their application according to the medical, economic, legal and social reasons. There is need to further accumulation and systematization of clinical material, follow-up periods increasing, comparison of obtained data with similar series of studies on the problem of VS early diagnostic and treatment.

Author Biographies

Oksana Skobska, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev

Otoneurology Department

Irina Kiselyova, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev

Otoneurology Department

Viktor Gudkov, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev

Infratentorial Neurooncology Department

Aleksandra Malyshevа, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kiev

Otoneurology Department


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How to Cite

Skobska, O., Kiselyova, I., Gudkov, V., & Malyshevа A. (2012). Current state of early diagnosis of vestibular schwannoma. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (3), 4–8.



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