Portuguese Version

Year:  1996  Vol. 62   Ed. 6 - ()

Relato de Casos

Pages: 504 to 512

Acoustic Neuroma - Report of a Nonsurgical Managed Case with 22 Years of Follow-up.

Author(s): Samir Cahali*,
Islan da Penha Nascimento**,
Michel Burihan Cahali***,
Márcia Maria Ale de Souza****,
Rafael Burihan Cahali*****.

Keywords: Acoustic neuroma, deafness

The best approach for the acoustic neuroma is the complete removal of tumor in a single procedure, with the maximum preservation of the neurologic functions. However, in some cases the surgical removal is not indicated. The authors present a case of acoustic neuroma which was not surgically managed and with 22 years of follow-up. The radiologic evaluation of the lesion showed no progression of the tumor. Between the symptoms of the patient - hearing loss and tinnitus -, only the first gradually worsened. The behavior of the tumor in this patient, which is uncommon, leads to the necessity of further discussion about the management of the acoustic neuromas.






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