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Solitary metastasis of lung carcinoma to the internal auditory canal.

Authors
  • Schrock, Andreas
  • Laffers, Wiebke
  • Bootz, Friedrich
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Otolaryngology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
27
Issue
3
Pages
214–216
Identifiers
PMID: 16647989
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of solitary metastasis of lung carcinoma into the internal auditory canal. On admission, the 60-year-old patient was complaining about a rapidly developing hearing loss with ipsilateral facial nerve paralysis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intracanalicular tumor, which was interpreted as vestibular schwannoma. After tumor resection, the histopathologic examination revealed a metastasis of a squamous cell carcinoma. Computed tomographic scan and bronchoscopy identified an asymptomatic primary pulmonary neoplasm.

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