Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions

W. L. Meyerhoff, R. G. Anderson

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Most patients with cerebellopontine angle (CPA) neoplasms present with asymmetric hearing loss and/or tinnitus. For this reason it is well accepted that patients with these symptoms deserve a detailed neurotologic evaluation. Non-auditory presentations of CPA neoplasms, on the other hand, are frequently handled in a more complacent manner which may delay diagnosis and, therefore, result in increased morbidity. Six patients seen in the last 18 months serve to exemplify this point, as all 6 presented with non-auditory symptoms of CPA lesions and, in all cases, the diagnosis was evaluated for at least 6 months. Any cranial neuropathy, unless otherwise explained, should suggest the presence of an intracranial or skull base lesion. The practicing physician must learn to give these non-auditory symptoms respect equal to that of asymmetric hearing loss and tinnitus and, therefore, equal evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)904-906
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume94
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1984

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Cerebellopontine Angle
Tinnitus
Hearing Loss
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Skull Base
Neoplasms
Morbidity
Physicians

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Meyerhoff, W. L., & Anderson, R. G. (1984). Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions. Laryngoscope, 94(7), 904-906.

Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions. / Meyerhoff, W. L.; Anderson, R. G.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 94, No. 7, 1984, p. 904-906.

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Meyerhoff, WL & Anderson, RG 1984, 'Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions', Laryngoscope, vol. 94, no. 7, pp. 904-906.
Meyerhoff WL, Anderson RG. Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions. Laryngoscope. 1984;94(7):904-906.
Meyerhoff, W. L. ; Anderson, R. G. / Non-auditory presentations of cerebellopontine angle lesions. In: Laryngoscope. 1984 ; Vol. 94, No. 7. pp. 904-906.
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