Cavernous hemangioma of the internal auditory canal: a case report and review of the literature

Am J Otolaryngol. May-Jun 2004;25(3):199-203. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2003.11.002.


Cavernous hemangiomas are rare lesions that may be difficult to distinguish from acoustic neuromas, schwannomas, or other lesions of the cerebellopontine angle on imaging studies. The clinical history, workup including radiologic evaluation, histologic assessment, and a brief review of the literature are presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Ear Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ear Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ear, Inner
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Male
  • Vestibular Nerve / pathology