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Association between vestibular schwannomas and mobile phone use

Authors
 In Seok Moon  ;  Bo Gyung Kim  ;  Jinna Kim  ;  Jong Dae Lee  ;  Won-Sang Lee 
Citation
 TUMOR BIOLOGY, Vol.35(1) : 581-587, 2014 
Journal Title
 TUMOR BIOLOGY 
ISSN
 1010-4283 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Adult ; Case-Control Studies ; Cell Phone* ; Female ; Humans ; Incidence ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neuroma, Acoustic/diagnosis ; Neuroma, Acoustic/epidemiology* ; Neuroma, Acoustic/etiology* ; Risk Factors ; Time Factors ; Tumor Burden
Keywords
Vestibular schwannoma ; Mobile phone ; Electromagnetic fields
Abstract
Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) grow in the region where the energy from mobile phone use is absorbed. We examined the associations of VSs with mobile phone use. This study included 119 patients who had undergone surgical tumor removal. We used two approaches in this investigation. First, a case–control study for the association of mobile phone use and incidence of VSs was conducted. Both cases and controls were investigated with questions based on INTERPHONE guidelines. Amount of mobile phone use according to duration, daily amount, and cumulative hours were compared between two groups. We also conducted a case–case study. The location and volume of the tumors were investigated by MRI. Associations between the estimated amount of mobile phone use and tumor volume and between the laterality of phone use and tumor location were analyzed. In a case–control study, the odds ratio (OR) of tumor incidence according to mobile phone use was 0.956. In the case–case study, tumor volume and estimated cumulative hours showed a strong correlation (r 2 = 0.144, p = 0.002), and regular mobile phone users showed tumors of a markedly larger volume than those of non-regular users (p < 0.001). When the analysis was limited to regular users who had serviceable hearing, laterality showed a strong correlation with tumor side (OR = 4.5). We found that tumors may coincide with the more frequently used ear of mobile phones and tumor volume that showed strong correlation with amount of mobile phone use, thus there is a possibility that mobile phone use may affect tumor growth.
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DOI
10.1007/s13277-013-1081-8
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Radiology (영상의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Bo Gyung(김보경)
Kim, Jinna(김진아) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9978-4356
Moon, In Seok(문인석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3951-5074
Lee, Won Sang(이원상)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/98072
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