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Internal auditory canal metastasis mimicking a vestibular schwannoma at presentation – a case report and review of the literature

By Suat W Loo, Andrew F Dean and Philip Murray

Abstract

Metastasis to the internal auditory canal from breast carcinoma is extremely rare and difficult to diagnose. It radiologically mimics vestibular schwannoma and can occur as a first manifestation of systemic relapse after a long disease-free interval in patients previously treated for early breast cancer. The diagnosis is usually made retrospectively and the optimal management of such metastasis following complete resection remains undefined

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: BioMed Central
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2670313
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