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2020 Dec

Acta Inform Med



The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Diagnostics of Acoustic Schwannoma.


Kabashi S, Ugurel M S, Dedushi K, Mucaj S
Acta Inform Med. 2020 Dec; 28(4):287-291.
PMID: 33627932.


Acoustic neuromas are also called vestibular schwannoma, acoustic neurinoma, vestibular neuroma, and acoustic neurofibroma. These are tumors that evolve from Schwann cell sheath and can be either intracranial or extra-axial. They usually occur adjacent to the cochlear or vestibular nerve. Anatomically, acoustic neuromas tend to occupy the cerebellopontine angle. About 20% of internal carotid artery (ICA) tumors are meningiomas and may occur elsewhere in the brain. Bilateral acoustic neuromas also tend to be exclusively in individuals with type 2 neurofibromatosis.