Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Case Report, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 3 Issue: 3

Spontaneous Size Regression of a Vestibular Schwannoma

Nicholas J Scalzitti* and Travis J Pfannenstiel
Department of Otolaryngology San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Corresponding author : Nicholas Scalzitti
2338 Jarve Valley, San Antonio, TX 78251, USA
Tel: 630-308-0359/210-916-8040; Fax: 210-916-8366
Received: February 03, 2014 Accepted: April 21, 2014 Published: April 30, 2014
Citation: Scalzitti NJ, Pfannenstiel TJ, (2014) Spontaneous Size Regression of a Vestibular Schwannoma. J Otol Rhinol 3:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000155


Spontaneous Size Regression of a Vestibular Schwannoma

Vestibular schwannomas are the most commonly occurring skull base tumors. Increasing availability of magnetic resonance imaging has allowed early recognition of these tumors and better characterization of their natural course. Recently, several series have presented data with regard to the slow growth of these tumors and challenged the need for tumor resection or radiation in cases involving small to medium-sized tumors. This is a case report of spontaneous regression of a medium-sized vestibular schwannoma occurring after initial slow tumor growth.

Keywords: Skull base tumor; Vestibular schwannoma; Tumor resection; Serial high-resolution MRI

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