Acoustic neuroma

Case contributed by Dr Javier Sanchez


Loss of hearing and dizziness recently

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

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 tumour 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
Published: 4th Sep 2014
Last edited: 27th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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