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>Journals >Gaceta Médica de México >Year 2012, Issue 2

Araiza NJA, Aguirre ALA, Escamilla OCE, Martínez MHR, Treviño AMG, Rivera SG
Schwannoma vestibular
Gac Med Mex 2012; 148 (2)

Language: Español
References: 5
Page: 192-193
PDF: 546.43 Kb.

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The vestibular schwannoma is a benign intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve or cranial nerve VIII. It comprises 8-10% of all intracranial neoplasms in adults. It originates in the vestibular portion of the cranial nerve VIII and it is located in the cerebellopontine angle. This disorder is characterized by ipsilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, disturbed sense of balance and altered gait, facial numbness, muscle weakness or ipsilateral paralysis. This report presents the magnetic resonance imaging of a patient with this rare condition.

Key words: Vestibular schwannoma, Vestibulocochlear nerve, Hearing loss.


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