Acoustic Neurinoma in a Child: A Case Study This case study reports the audiological and surgical findings for a nine-year-old boy with an acoustic neurinoma. He was suspected of having a right ear retrocochlear lesion following three audiological evaluations in four years. The initial evaluation indicated normal hearing ability. The second and third evaluations indicated a progressive right ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1978
Acoustic Neurinoma in a Child: A Case Study
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1978
Acoustic Neurinoma in a Child: A Case Study
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1978, Vol. 43, 506-512. doi:10.1044/jshd.4304.506
History: Received March 13, 1978 , Accepted August 2, 1978
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1978, Vol. 43, 506-512. doi:10.1044/jshd.4304.506
History: Received March 13, 1978; Accepted August 2, 1978

This case study reports the audiological and surgical findings for a nine-year-old boy with an acoustic neurinoma. He was suspected of having a right ear retrocochlear lesion following three audiological evaluations in four years. The initial evaluation indicated normal hearing ability. The second and third evaluations indicated a progressive right ear hearing loss, characterized by reduced word discrimination ability and absent acoustic reflexes. The patient had a 5 cm acoustic neurinoma compressing and adherent to the brain stem. The tumor was successfully removed following three operations employing an otoneurological and neurosurgical team approach through a retromastoid exposure. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. Facial nerve function was not disturbed, however attempts to preserve hearing on the involved side were not successful.

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