Res Vestib Sci.  2009 Dec;8(2):164-167.

A Case of Vestibular Schwannoma Mimicking Acute Labyrinthitis

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea. ljdent@schbc.ac.kr

Abstract

Acute labyrinthitis is clinically characterized by cochlear symptom like sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness and vestibular symptom like vertigo and spontaneous nystagmus. Several disease entities may mimic labyrinthitis when the disease does not manifest its own characteristic findings. We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who was suffering from the acute vertigo and sudden hearing loss in her right ear. The speech discrimination score in right side was 24% and brain magnetic resonance imagine revealed a mass in internal auditory canal and minimally extending cerebellopontine angle. Removal of mass was performed via translabyrinthine approach and rapid vestibular compensation was accomplished after surgery.

Keyword

Labyrinthitis; Vestibular schwannoma; Vertigo

MeSH Terms

Adult
Brain
Cerebellopontine Angle
Compensation and Redress
Ear
Ear, Inner
Female
Hearing Loss, Sudden
Humans
Hydrazines
Labyrinthitis
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Neuroma, Acoustic
Speech Perception
Stress, Psychological
Tinnitus
Vertigo
Hydrazines
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