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CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA OF THE INTERNAL AUDITORY CANAL

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Author(s): Mohammad Hossein Hekmatara

Journal: Acta Medica Iranica
ISSN 0044-6025

Volume: 31;
Issue: 1-4;
Start page: 49;
Date: 1993;
Original page

Keywords: Acoustic neuroma | Cavernous hemangioma of the internal auditory canal | Internal auditory canal tumors | Translabyrinthine approach | Vertigo

ABSTRACT
Cavernous hemangioma is a rare benign tumor of the internal auditory canal (IAC) of which fourteen cases have been reported so far."nTinnitus and progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) are the chief complaints of the patients. Audiological and radiological planes, CTScan, and magnetic resonance image (MRI) studies are helpful in diagnosis. The only choice of treatment is surgery with elective transmastoid trans┬Člabyrinthine approach. And if tumor is very large, the method of choice will be retrosigmoid approach.
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