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The 100 Most Highly Cited Publications on Hearing Preservation for Vestibular Schwannomas

Ong, Vera and Zhang, Ashley B. and Wilson, Bayard and Brown, Nolan J. and Lien, Brian V. and Shahrestani, Shane and Yang, Isaac (2022) The 100 Most Highly Cited Publications on Hearing Preservation for Vestibular Schwannomas. World Neurosurgery, 165 . pp. 115-130. ISSN 1878-8750. doi:10.1016/j.wneu.2022.06.120.

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Objective. Vestibular schwannomas are benign, slow-growing tumors that often reduce patient quality of life by compressing nearby nerves. Neurological function preservation is one of the indicators of treatment success, with hearing preservation being the most difficult to obtain. This paper provides a bibliometric analysis of hearing preservation in treating acoustic neuromas and a greater understanding of the most highly cited articles, which have enhanced our understanding of this topic. Methods. Key terms of “acoustic neuroma,” “vestibular schwannoma,” and “hearing preservation” were queried through Web of Science. Articles were sorted by citation frequency, and the top 100 articles were recorded for title, name of first author, journal title, year of publication, total number of citations (and associated rank), average number of citations per year, country of the first author's associated institution, and type of study. Results. The top 100 cited articles were published from 1980 to 2014. The United States had the highest involvement as a country (55%), the University of Pittsburgh as an institution (13%), and The Journal of Neurosurgery as a publishing source (27%). Fourteen were reviews, and 86 were clinical papers. Of the 86, 73 were retrospective studies. Conclusion. Bibliometric analyses summarize and assess potential areas of strength and knowledge gaps within the literature. Studies on hearing preservation in vestibular schwannomas mostly consist of retrospective reviews that assess postoperative outcomes of microsurgery and radiosurgery. Prospective studies and novel treatment options for hearing preservation in vestibular schwannomas are needed to increase current literature diversity.

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Wilson, Bayard0000-0001-6782-0677
Brown, Nolan J.0000-0002-6025-346X
Lien, Brian V.0000-0003-3044-8626
Shahrestani, Shane0000-0001-7561-4590
Yang, Isaac0000-0002-5176-5615
Additional Information:© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier. Under a Creative Commons license - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Received 21 May 2022, Accepted 23 June 2022, Available online 30 June 2022, Version of Record 19 July 2022. Conflict of interest statement: Vera Ong is supported by the Hiromu Matsumoto Scholarship at the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honor of the Dr. Windsor Cutting Award. Isaac Yang is supported by the UCLA Visionary Ball Fund Grant, Eli and Edythe Broad UCLA Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Scholars in Translational Medicine Program Award, Jason Dessel Memorial Seed Grant, UCLA Honberger Endowment Brain Tumor Research Seed Grant, and Stop Cancer (US) Research Career Development Award.
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Subject Keywords:Acoustic neuroma; Hearing preservation; Microsurgery; Radiosurgery; Vestibular schwannoma
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Official Citation:Vera Ong, Ashley B. Zhang, Bayard Wilson, Nolan J. Brown, Brian V. Lien, Shane Shahrestani, Isaac Yang, The 100 Most Highly Cited Publications on Hearing Preservation for Vestibular Schwannomas, World Neurosurgery, Volume 165, 2022, Pages 115-130, ISSN 1878-8750,
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Deposited On:16 Aug 2022 14:08
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