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Table 5 Relation between the consistency of the neoplasm and functional preservation of the facial nerve

From: Preservation of facial nerve functions during vestibular schwannoma surgery: outcome analysis

Consistency of tumor Facial nerve preservation Total
100% preservation Less than 100% preservation
Soft consistency 16 (89%) 2 (11%) 18
Firm consistency 6 (43%) 8 (57%) 14
P 0.031* 0.022* 32
  1. *Statistically significant difference