Handheld cellular telephones and risk of acoustic neuroma

J. E. Muscat, M. G. Malkin, R. E. Shore, S. Thompson, A. I. Neugut, S. D. Stellman, J. Bruce

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The hypothesis that intracranial energy deposition from handheld cellular telephones causes acoustic neuroma was tested in an epidemiologic study of 90 patients and 86 control subjects. The relative risk was 0.9 (p = 0.07) and did not vary significantly by the frequency, duration, and lifetime hours of use. In patients who used cellular telephones, the tumor occurred more often on the contralateral than ipsilateral side of the head. Further efforts should focus on potentially longer induction periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1304-1306
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 23 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology


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