Cystic Acoustic Schwannoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Amit Agrawal 1 , * , S.J Vagh 2 , S.N Gosavi 3 , B Pachpande 4 , G Ubeja 5

1 Associate Professor in Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

2 Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

3 Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology, Department of in Anesthesiology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

4 Resident in Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

5 Resident in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India

How to Cite: Agrawal A , Vagh S, Gosavi S, Pachpande B, Ubeja G. Cystic Acoustic Schwannoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Int J Cancer Manag. 2008 ; 1(4):e80618.

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International Journal of Cancer Management: 1 (4); e80618
Published Online: December 31, 2008
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 31, 2008
Accepted: December 31, 2008

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Abstract

A cystic acoustic neurinoma almost entirely consists of a cystic component and is a well recognized subtype of acoustic schwannoma. We report a case of a 40-yearold male patient who presented with clinical features of a left cerebello-pontine angle mass lesion and CT scan findings mimicking the diagnosis of an epidermoid cyst. However intraoperative and histopathological findings were suggestive of a large cystic acoustic schwannoma. We have also analyzed the characteristics, clinical symptoms and radiological findings of these tumors. In the presence of a large cystic cerebellopontine angle tumor without a significant hearing loss and no destruction of the internal auditory canal, the possibility of the cystic acoustic neurinoma should be considered.

Keywords

vestibular schwannoma acoustic neurinoma cerebellopontine angle tumor cystic schwannoma

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