Schwannoma in the vestibule and cochlea

Australas Radiol. 1997 May;41(2):109-11.


Schwannoma of the vestibule or the cochlea is an unusual lesion. In the past, most examples have been found at autopsy or as unsuspected findings at surgery for vertigo. The symptoms of isolated labyrinthine schwannoma may be indistinguishable from advanced Meniere's disease. Magnetic resonance imaging has led to pre-operative diagnosis in some cases. Two cases of schwannoma within the labyrinth from a series of 339 symptomatic acoustic tumours, are presented and the imaging findings are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cochlear Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cochlear Diseases / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meniere Disease / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / diagnosis*
  • Neuroma, Acoustic / surgery
  • Vestibular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Vestibular Diseases / surgery