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Symptomatic lipoma of the internal auditory canal: CT and MRI findings. A case report


Filli, Lukas; Huber, Alexander; Husain, Nader Al-Haj (2014). Symptomatic lipoma of the internal auditory canal: CT and MRI findings. A case report. Neuroradiology Journal, 27(4):479-481.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 39-year-old man in whom diagnostic work-up for combined right-sided hearing loss revealed a lipoma of the internal auditory canal (IAC). This very rare diagnosis has significant implications for therapeutic management because lipomas, unlike other lesions in the IAC, should not be surgically removed in most cases. We emphasize the importance of the combined use of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography to reliably establish the diagnosis of a lipoma, differentiate it from other potential lesions of the internal auditory canal, and exclude additional pathologies in the petrosal bone.

Abstract

We describe the case of a 39-year-old man in whom diagnostic work-up for combined right-sided hearing loss revealed a lipoma of the internal auditory canal (IAC). This very rare diagnosis has significant implications for therapeutic management because lipomas, unlike other lesions in the IAC, should not be surgically removed in most cases. We emphasize the importance of the combined use of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography to reliably establish the diagnosis of a lipoma, differentiate it from other potential lesions of the internal auditory canal, and exclude additional pathologies in the petrosal bone.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neuroradiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:September 2014
Deposited On:01 Oct 2014 13:06
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:23
Publisher:Centauro SRL
ISSN:1971-4009
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.15274/NRJ-2014-10077
PubMed ID:25196623

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