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Leonetti John P.
The American Journal of Otology: July 1998
TUMORS OF THE EAR AND CRANIAL BASE: PDF Only
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Objective: This study aimed to review the clinicoradiographic findings in 16 patients with unilateral cochlear neuromas.

Study Design: The data included in this presentation were obtained from a retrospective case review.

Setting: The study was conducted at a tertiary care academic institution.

Patients: Patients of any age, gender, or race with a unilateral cochlear neuroma participated.

Interventions: Standard audiometric and radiographic assessment was performed.

Main Outcome Measures: Progressive sensorineural hearing loss was measured.

Results: Sensorineural hearing loss is out of proportion to the size of the tumor (<8 mm in all 16 patients).

Conclusions: Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in the axial and coronal planes can help identify cochlear neuromas in selected patients with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

© 1998, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.