Preservation of hearing in neurofibromatosis 2

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990 Oct;103(4):619-24. doi: 10.1177/019459989010300416.


Preservation of hearing in the neurofibromatosis 2 (central neurofibromatosis) patient has been infrequently documented. This goal can be attained in selected patients and should be more frequently accomplished in the future with improved diagnostic capabilities and improved surgical techniques. We report three patients in whom this elusive goal has been accomplished.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Audiometry, Pure-Tone
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / physiopathology*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed