Simultaneous presentation of facial nerve neuroma and otosclerosis.

Title

Simultaneous presentation of facial nerve neuroma and otosclerosis.

Creator

Rizer F M; Guthikonda M; Lippy W H; Schuring A G

Publisher

The American journal of otology

Date

1994
1994-05

Description

Otosclerosis often occurs as a unilateral mixed or conductive hearing loss. In the absence of retrocochlear findings, otologists usually do not pursue further diagnostic testing. A patient who presented to the Warren Otologic Group with a unilateral mixed hearing loss is discussed. He was followed for 1 year with the intent of scheduling a stapedectomy. Two weeks prior to the surgical date, the patient developed a sudden hearing loss and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a tiny, enhancing mass in the lateral internal auditory canal, measuring 7 mm in diameter. At surgery, the tumor was found to originate at the union of the nervus intermedius and the facial nerve. The simultaneous occurrence of facial nerve neuroma and otosclerosis is discussed, with emphasis on a thorough evaluation of all unilateral mixed hearing losses, including those attributable to otosclerosis.

Subject

Adult; Humans; Male; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Functional Laterality; Evoked Potentials; Audiometry; Cranial Nerve Neoplasms/diagnosis/*pathology/surgery; Deafness/diagnosis/etiology; Facial Nerve/*pathology/surgery; Neuroma/diagnosis/*pathology/surgery; Otosclerosis/*complications/diagnosis/*physiopathology; Tinnitus/etiology; Auditory; Brain Stem

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

427–430

Issue

3

Volume

15

Citation

Rizer F M; Guthikonda M; Lippy W H; Schuring A G, “Simultaneous presentation of facial nerve neuroma and otosclerosis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 20, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5587.

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