Problematisch dwarsfluitspel: een otologisch probleem? Case report van een bijzonder cerebellair astrocytoma.

Translated title of the contribution: Problems with flute playing: an otological problem? Case report of a peculiar cerebellar astrocytoma

G. Forton, J. Verlooy, P. Cras, P. Parizel, P. Van de Heyning

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Abstract

A rare case of cerebellar astrocytoma presenting as a cerebellopontine angle tumour is discussed. A 35-year old woman noticed a bizarre twitching and fatigability of the left upper lip while playing the flute. There was also a mild hearing loss on the left side and she sometimes felt unsure of herself when walking. A thorough examination by means of speech audiometry, electronystagmography, ABR, CT-scan and MRI revealed a large, partly calcified mass occupying the cerebellopontine angle. Only the histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed the true nature of the tumour. The special characteristics of this tumour and the unusual clinical course are discussed. The importance of a good histological diagnosis is stressed.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)405-410
Number of pages6
JournalActa Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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