Intracanalicular schwannoma

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Mild left sided sensioneural hearing loss and tinnitus.

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Male
MRI

1.2cm avidly enhancing lesion in the intra-canalicular segment of the left internal auditory canal with a small internal cystic element.  Minor expansion of the canal.

No cerebellopontine angle component to the lesion.

Case Discussion

A proportion of vestibular schwannomas only involve the intracanalicular segment of the vestibular portion of the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII).

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Case information

rID: 48853
Case created: 27th Oct 2016
Last edited: 29th Oct 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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