[Vestibular schwannoma]

Gac Med Mex. 2012 Mar-Apr;148(2):192-3.
[Article in Spanish]


The vestibular schwannoma is a benign intracranial tumor of the myelin-forming cells of the vestibulocochlear nerve or cranial nerve VIII. It comprises 8-10% of all intracranial neoplasms in adults. It originates in the vestibular portion of the cranial nerve VIII and it is located in the cerebellopontine angle. This disorder is characterized by ipsilateral hearing loss, tinnitus, disturbed sense of balance and altered gait, facial numbness, muscle weakness or ipsilateral paralysis. This report presents the magnetic resonance imaging of a patient with this rare condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuroma, Acoustic* / diagnosis