Acoustic neuroma

Case contributed by Dr Javier Sanchez

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Loss of hearing and dizziness recently

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female
MRI

There is a complex mass based within the right cerebellar-pontine angle, with widening of the right internal auditory canal, involvement of both cochlear and vestibular branches of CN VIII.

Case Discussion

An acoustic neuroma (also known as a vestibular schwannoma) its a benign tumor originating from the nerve sheath of cranial nerve VIII, which may affect both the cochlear and vestibular branches, with auditory and equilibrium implications.

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Case information

rID: 30769
Case created: 2nd Sep 2014
Last edited: 9th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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