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Mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma risk in Japan
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    What can be learned from the Japanese study of mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma?

    The Japanese case-control study of acoustic neuroma and mobile phone use (Takebayashi et al. (1)) although thoroughly conduced and analysed has still some important limitations. Acoustic neuroma have long latencies (2, 3). Results of 16 studies published between 1985 and 2000 (4) demonstrated tumour growth in 48-70% of patients, stable tumour volumes in 27-50% and involution in 2-10%. The reason for the diverse patterns of...

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