Abstract A 7½-year-old girl presented for evaluation of a temporary facial paresis and ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss. An acoustic neuroma was found and excised via a translabyrinthine approach. The postoperative period was uneventful, and the child continues to do well at 18 months follow-up. Facial nerve function, which began to recover at four months postoperative, is now 60% of normal. We are presently following this child carefully for evidence of contralateral neuroma. References 1. Ballance CA: Some Points in the Surgery of the Brain and Its Membranes , London, MacMillan and Co Ltd, 1907. 2. Cushing H: Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus . Philadelphia, WB, Saunders Co, 1917. 3. Panse R: Ein Gliom des Acustikus . Arch Ohr Nas Klehlkopfheilk 61:251-255, 1904. 4. Quix FH: Ein Fall von Tumor Acusticus. Translabyrinthar Operiert . Arch Ohr Nas Kehlkopfheilk 88:255-256, 1912. 5. House WF: Transtemporal bone microsurgical removal of acoustic neuromas: Monograph . Arch Otolaryng 80:597-756, 1964. 6. House WF, et al: Acoustic neuroma: Monograph II . Arch Otolaryng 88:576-715, 1968.Crossref 7. Penfield W, Young AW: The nature of von Recklinghausen's disease and the tumors associated with it . Arch Neurol Psychiat 23:320-344, 1930.Crossref 8. Gardner WT, Frazier CH: Bilateral acoustic neurofibroma: A clinical study and field survey of a family of five generations with bilateral deafness in 38 members . Arch Neurol Psychiat 23:266-302, 1930.Crossref 9. Moyes PD: Familial bilateral acoustic neuroma affecting 14 members from four generations . J Neurosurg 29:78-82, 1968.Crossref 10. Revilla AG: Neurinomas of the cerebellopontine recess; Clinical study of 160 cases including operative mortality and end results . Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp 80:252-296, (May) , 1947.
Archives of Otolaryngology – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1971