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Title
Remote tentorium meningioma causing sudden sensorineural deafness
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Abstract
Background Sudden sensorineural deafness is a well-known symptom mostly of unknown etiology. Case Description A case of sudden sensorineural deafness is reported to be caused by a small, remote, ipsilateral tentorial meningioma not compressing the vestibulocochlear nerve or auditory tract. Surgical resection of the meningioma immediately restored the patient's hearing. Conclusion The authors hypothesize that the sudden sensorineural deafness resulted from a growing meningioma inducing a neurovascular compression of the vestibulocochlear nerve, the vertebral artery already being in close relationship with the vestibulocochlear nerve in the premorbid phase. Resection of the meningioma allows for an autodecompression of this vascular conflict resulting in hearing restoration.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Surgical neurology. - Tryon, N.C.
Publication
Tryon, N.C. : 2008
ISSN
0090-3019
Volume/pages
70:3(2008), p. 312-318
ISI
000258772100013
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UAntwerpen
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