A small vestibular schwannoma arising from the inferior vestibular nerve

D. M. Baguley, S. E.M. Jones, D. A. Moffat

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The investigation of a complaint of unilateral right sensorineural hearing loss led to the identification of a right 3 mm vestibular schwannoma arising from the inferior division of the right vestibular nerve. On investigation the patient was found to have normal caloric function, this being mediated by the superior vestibular nerve. Both transient and distortion product otoacoustic emissions were absent in the right ear, and ABR was abnormal on this side. These findings are of interest as they indicate that this small lesion produced a hearing loss that was both cochlear and retrocochlear. The anatomical finding that the medial auditory efferents run within the inferior vestibular nerve is considered. This patient did not experience tinnitus or hyperacusis despite the site of the lesion arising from the inferior vestibular nerve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-500
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


  • Heating Loss, Sensorineural
  • Neuroma, Acoustic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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