A purely intracanalicular cochlear schwannoma presenting with progressive hearing loss

ISILDAK H., Ibrahimov M., Yilmaz M. , Enver O. , Albayram S.

ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, vol.90, no.10, pp.481-483, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-483


Schwannomas arising from the cochlear nerve and confined to the internal auditory canal are rare. Clinically, a cochlear schwannoma can cause a progressive hearing loss. We report the case of a 56-year-old woman with a cochlear schwannoma that manifested as a slowly progressive hearing loss. The lesion was diagnosed by gadolinium-enhanced 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging.