This course reviews the common symptoms and findings associated with vestibular schwannoma, as well as workup and differential diagnosis for lesions of the cerebellopontine angle. A discussion of the natural history of vestibular schwannoma and general current paradigms for treatment are included.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 36901, "Vestibular Schwannoma: Comprehensive Evaluation, Management, and Intraoperative Monitoring." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 36901.
Course created on August 11, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the common symptoms associated with vestibular schwannoma.
- After this course, participants will be able to list other possible diagnoses for lesions of the cerebellopontine angle.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the three primary treatment options for patients with vestibular schwannoma.
|5-15 Minutes||Typical history and examination findings|
|15-25 Minutes||Differential diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle lesions|
|25-30 Minutes||Diagnostic workup of vestibular schwannoma|
|30-35 Minutes||Natural history of vestibular schwannoma|
|35-55 Minutes||Strategies for treatment of schwannoma and potential complications of treatment|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Dr. Welch was born and raised in Campobello, SC. He obtained his undergraduate education at Clemson University in Biological Sciences and Chemistry and then enrolled in a medical scientist training program and received his PhD in Pharmacology and MD degrees at the University of North Carolina. He continued his education at the University of North Carolina for training in otolaryngology. During his training, he developed a deep interest in hearing rehabilitation and diseases of the ear, which, along with encouragement of mentors, led him to pursue fellowship training at the University of Michigan. Following his fellowship training, he joined the faculty in the University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, birding, and playing the violin.
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