December 1994

Intralabyrinthine Schwannoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex (Dr Jenkins), and the Department of Otolaryngology, Inonu University Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey (Dr Özlüoglu).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(12):1404-1406. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880360094018

Intralabyrinthine schwannoma is a rare tumor. Until the present time, the diagnosis, for the most part, has been made either incidentally during labyrinthectomy or described as a pathologic finding during temporal bone histologic studies. This article presents a patient with long-standing dysequilibrium and hearing loss due to an intralabyrinthine schwannoma. Diagnosis was made on the basis of a magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium prior to surgery and confirmed pathologically on excision.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120:1404-1406)