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October 1971

Acoustic Neuroma in a 7-Year-Old Girl: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(4):359-363. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070551013

A 7½-year-old girl presented for evaluation of a temporary facial paresis and ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss. An acoustic neuroma was found and excised via a translabyrinthine approach. The postoperative period was uneventful, and the child continues to do well at 18 months follow-up. Facial nerve function, which began to recover at four months postoperative, is now 60% of normal. We are presently following this child carefully for evidence of contralateral neuroma.

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