Acoustic schwannoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Left sided sensory neural hearing loss.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

An enhancing, somewhat T2 hyperintense mass, is present in the left cerebellopontine angle, and extends into the acoustic meatus. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a retrosigmoid craniotomy and resection of the mass. 


Sections show a benign spindle cell tumour displaying Antoni A and Antoni B areas, and focal Verocay body formation, typical of an acoustic schwannoma. 

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Case information

rID: 7799
Case created: 7th Dec 2009
Last edited: 1st Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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