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2270 - Vol. 62 / Ed 6 / in 1996
Section: Relato de Casos Pages: 504 to 512
Acoustic Neuroma - Report of a Nonsurgical Managed Case with 22 Years of Follow-up.
Samir Cahali*,
Islan da Penha Nascimento**,
Michel Burihan Cahali***,
Márcia Maria Ale de Souza****,
Rafael Burihan Cahali*****.

Keywords: Acoustic neuroma, deafness

Abstract: 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.

Indexations: MEDLINE, Exerpta Medica, Lilacs (Index Medicus Latinoamericano), SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)
CAPES: Qualis Nacional A, Qualis Internacional C

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