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Tumours of Cerebellopontine Angle

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In a patient.with acoustic neuroma all are seen except: (LQ)



A Facial nerve may be involved unilateral deafness

B Reduced corneal reflex

C Cerebellar signs

D Acute episode of vertigo

Ans. D acute episode of vertigo

Lets see Each Option Separately

• Option a - Facial nerve may be involved -

This is correct as we have discussed in previous Questions,. facial nerve may be involved but complete palsy doesnot occur

• Option b - Reduced corneal reflex-

This is correct reduced corneal reflex is the first sign of Trigeminal nerve involvement

• Option c - Cerebellar signs - This is correct

• Option d - Acute episodes of vertigo

"Vestibular symptoms seen in acoustic neuroma are imbalance or unsteadiness. True vertigo is seldom seen"

Acute episode of vertigo is a rare presenting feature in acoustic neuroma since it is a slow growing tumor so there is adequate time for compensation. ".

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