Congratulations Derek! 18 years since diagnosis and your tumor over the years has shrunk from 2.5 cm to 1.3 cm and with resolution of all symptoms except for hearing. Of course, intervention will not improve hearing. And usually accelerates any hearing loss.
That is great. I hope to be in that very limited club in a very limited club one day. In the mean time, 2.5 years after diagnosis my tumor is stable. Shrink you scoundrel!
Derek, you're an inspiration for those that want to see what happens next rather than just treat first and ask questions later.
Conservative management of vestibular schwannomas: third review of a 10‐year prospective study by Hajioff et al had 22% of tumors shrinking (16/72). I wonder if long term the percentage of tumors that shrink increases. After all, they would have a hard time establishing a (precarious) life support system.