A schwannoma of the greater petrosal nerve located within the petrous apex and treated with stereotactic radiotherapy

Punam P. Parikh, Kyle T. Amber, Simon I. Angeli

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Abstract

A 26 year-old female experienced progressive left sided pulsatile tinnitus and conductive hearing loss for two years, which following an extensive clinical workup, was diagnosed as a left greater petrosal nerve schwannoma located within the petrous apex of the temporal bone. Between neurosurgical management and radiation therapy, multiple therapeutic options were presented to the patient, who ultimately chose stereotactic radiotherapy as an alternative to surgical resection due to the potential morbidity associated with surgery. The patient received three fractions of 600 cGy without subsequent worsening of her symptoms, new onset neurologic symptoms or radiation induced side effects reported at a 3, 6 and 12 month clinic visits. A follow-up MRI at 6 and 12 months post radiation administration demonstrated no further tumor growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-599
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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