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.

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