Sporadic vestibular schwannoma: A disease not exclusive to the elderly

Nor Hafiza Qualickuz Zanan, Asma Abdullah, Thean Yean Kew, Faizah Mohd Zaki

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Abstract

Background: Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is the most common benign tumor in the internal auditory canal (ICA) and cerebellopontine angle (CPA). It is a slow growing tumor of Schwan cells investing the vestibulocochlear nerve. Vestibular schwannoma may occur sporadically or as part of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF-2). There are limited reports on sporadic VS in the pediatric age group. Our aim is to highlight the occurrence of sporadic VS in the pediatric and elderly patients. Report: We present two cases of sporadic VS which came to us with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. One patient is a 16 year old girl while the other is a 61 year old lady. Both patients underwent surgical resection of tumor. Conclusion: Children and adolescents may present with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss due to VS. They may have NF-2 but sporadic VS in pediatric age group is not impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-408
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume25
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Acoustic Neuroma
Unilateral Hearing Loss
Neurofibromatosis 2
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Pediatrics
Age Groups
Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Cerebellopontine Angle
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Neurofibromatosis Type 2
  • Pediatric
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Sporadic
  • Vestibular schwannoma

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Sporadic vestibular schwannoma : A disease not exclusive to the elderly. / Zanan, Nor Hafiza Qualickuz; Abdullah, Asma; Kew, Thean Yean; Mohd Zaki, Faizah.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 25, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 407-408.

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