Cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as hearing disturbance - Case report

Toshiyuki Amano, So Tokunaga, Tadahisa Shono, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Kenichi Matsumoto, Fumiaki Yoshida, Tomio Sasaki

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A 49-year-old man presented with a rare case of cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as only hearing disturbance. He had suffered from hearing difficulty in the right ear for a few months. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic mass lesion with an internal fluid level and surrounding flow voids in the right cerebellopontine (CP) angle. Cerebral angiography disclosed a vascular-rich tumor fed by both the superior cerebellar and anterior inferior cerebellar arteries. En bloc resection of the tumor was planned under a preoperative diagnosis of cerebellar hemangioblastoma. The tumor protruded into the CP cistern and compressed cranial nerve VIII. The feeding arteries were meticulously coagulated and the tumor was successfully removed. The histological diagnosis was hemangioblastoma. After the operation, the patient's hearing acuity improved dramatically. Cerebellar hemangioblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CP angle tumors associated with hearing disturbance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 22 2009

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Hemangioblastoma
Hearing
Neoplasms
Arteries
Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Patient Acuity
Cerebellopontine Angle
Cerebral Angiography
Acoustic Neuroma
Ear
Blood Vessels
Differential Diagnosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Amano, T., Tokunaga, S., Shono, T., Mizoguchi, M., Matsumoto, K., Yoshida, F., & Sasaki, T. (2009). Cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as hearing disturbance - Case report. Neurologia medico-chirurgica, 49(9), 418-420. https://doi.org/10.2176/nmc.49.418

Cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as hearing disturbance - Case report. / Amano, Toshiyuki; Tokunaga, So; Shono, Tadahisa; Mizoguchi, Masahiro; Matsumoto, Kenichi; Yoshida, Fumiaki; Sasaki, Tomio.

In: Neurologia medico-chirurgica, Vol. 49, No. 9, 22.10.2009, p. 418-420.

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Amano, T, Tokunaga, S, Shono, T, Mizoguchi, M, Matsumoto, K, Yoshida, F & Sasaki, T 2009, 'Cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as hearing disturbance - Case report', Neurologia medico-chirurgica, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 418-420. https://doi.org/10.2176/nmc.49.418
Amano, Toshiyuki ; Tokunaga, So ; Shono, Tadahisa ; Mizoguchi, Masahiro ; Matsumoto, Kenichi ; Yoshida, Fumiaki ; Sasaki, Tomio. / Cerebellar hemangioblastoma manifesting as hearing disturbance - Case report. In: Neurologia medico-chirurgica. 2009 ; Vol. 49, No. 9. pp. 418-420.
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