ISSN 1308-7649 | E-ISSN 2148-3817
Case Report
Simultaneous Contralateral Vestibular Schwannoma and Middle Ear Paraganglioma Tumor
1 Clinic of Otolaryngology, Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza Università di Rome, Italy  
J Int Adv Otol 2017; 13: 426-429
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2017.4362
Key Words: Vestibular schwannoma, paraganglioma, translabyrinthine, retroauricular approach
Abstract

To the best of our knowledge, only 2 cases of a simultaneous contralateral vestibular schwannoma (VS) and middle ear paraganglioma (MEP) have previously been reported in literature. We report the third case observed in a 43-year-old male, who presented with an 11-year history of right-sided hearing loss and a 1-year history of left-sided pulsatile tinnitus. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a VS on the right side and computer tomography (CT) identified a Fisch type A1 paraganglioma on the left side. The VS was treated using a translabyrinthine approach and the MEP was kept under radiological observation for 1 year. Due to the growth of the MEP (Fisch type A2), it was treated with excision via a retroauricular approach. Our case was very challenging because there was a different and important pathology on each side, both carrying a risk of deafness as a consequence of the disease and/or the treatments.

 

 

Cite this article as: Covelli E, Trasimeni G, Filippi C, Fabiani V, Monini S, Volpini L, et al. Simultaneous Contralateral Vestibular Schwannoma and Middle Ear Paraganglioma Tumor. J Int Adv Otol 2017; 13: 426-9. 

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