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Acoustic schwannoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Head ache and hearing loss.

Patient Data

Age: 50-55 years
Gender: Female

A large right sided extra-axial cerebellopontine angle mass is present which is well circumscribed and demonstrates vivid slightly heterogeneous contrast enhancement. It extends a little into the internal acoustic meatus with only minor widening. No restricted diffusion. 

Case Discussion

Features are characteristic of an acoustic schwannoma. The patient went on to have a resection which confirmed the diagnosis histologically. 

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Case information

rID: 28272
Published: 9th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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