Preoperative computerized dynamic posturography as a prognostic indicator of balance function in patients with acoustic neuroma

Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Mar;84(3):154-6.


We conducted a study to determine the prognostic reliability of preoperative computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) in patients undergoing surgical excision of an acoustic neuroma. Our goal was to determine the correlation between objective preoperative assessments of balance function and subjective postoperative patient self-assessments. To that end, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 21 adults who had undergone preoperative CDP, and we subsequently obtained their subjective assessments of balance function by follow-up telephone surveys at least 1 year postoperatively. We conclude that although CDP has proven to be useful in many aspects of balance evaluation, it did not appear to be a valuable predictor of subjective postoperative balance function in these patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cohort Studies
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery*
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
  • Postural Balance / physiology
  • Posture*
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Preoperative Care / methods
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sensation Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vestibular Function Tests