TITLE

MRI Aspects of Neuro-Vascular Conflict of the VIII Nerve

AUTHOR(S)
Serra, A.; Chiaramonte, R.; Viglianesi, A.; Messina, M.; Maiolino, L.; Pero, G.; Chiaramonte, I.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Neuroradiology Journal;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p700
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The vascular cross compression syndrome of the vestibule-cochlear nerve is an abnormal contact between the VIII nerve and a vessel leading to tinnitus and/or vertigo due to the nerve irritation. MRI is an important diagnostic tool as it will display the whole course of the nerve and identify the site and the type of neuro-vascular contact. However, MR findings are not specific and diagnosis can only be made on the basis of clinical and otolaryngologic features, after ruling out other possible diseases causing the same symptomatology. We describe 15 patients with neuro-vascular conflict disclosed by MRI examination which was associated with non specific neuro-othologic symptoms.
ACCESSION #
58621368

 

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