Vestibular schwannoma

Vestibular schwannoma

A vestibular schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuromaacoustic neurinoma, or acoustic neurilemoma) is a benign, usually slow-growing cerebellopontine angle tumor that develops from the balance and hearing nerves supplying the inner ear. The tumor comes from an overproduction of Schwann cells.

They usually originate in the internal acoustic meatus, and gradually extends into the cerebellopontine cistern. Invasive growth into the petrous bone is extremely rare. This may have arisen because of an unusually peripheral site of origin on the vestibular nerve 1).

see Vestibular schwannoma epidemiology.

see Vestibular schwannoma etiology.

see Vestibular schwannoma classification.

see Vestibular schwannoma natural history.

Tumors are composed of Antoni A fibers (narrow elongated bipolar cells) and Antoni B fibers (loose reticulated). Verocay bodies are also seen, and consist of acellular eosinophilic areas surrounded by parallel arrangement of spindle shaped schwann cells (they are not a cell type).

see Vestibular schwannoma clinical features.

see Vestibular schwannoma diagnosis.

see Vestibular schwannoma scores.

Cerebellopontine angle meningioma.

Cerebellopontine hemangioblastoma.

Gao S et al., reported a cerebellar glioblastoma multiforme patient, with his clinical presentations and imaging characteristics mimicking a vestibular schwannoma. To the best of authors knowledge, this is the first reported patient with cGBM mimicking a vestibular schwannoma 2).

see Vestibular schwannoma guidelines.

see Vestibular schwannoma treatment.

see Vestibular schwannoma outcome.

see Vestibular Schwannoma Meta-analysis

see Vestibular schwannoma case series.

see Vestibular schwannoma case reports.

Vestibular Schwannoma Books.


Matsumura H, Matsuda M, Tabuchi K, Yamamoto T, Ishikawa E, Matsumura A. Vestibular schwannoma extending into the tympanic cavity and jugular fossa by invasion of the petrous bone. Br J Neurosurg. 2019 Mar 11:1-3. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2019.1588226. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30856348.

Gao S, Liu X, Cheng P, Yuan X, Niu J, Bai Y, Xi B. A Primary Cerebellar Glioblastoma Multiforme Mimicking Vestibular Schwannoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27513787.

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