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AJR Teaching File: Brain Tumor in a Patient with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

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source: American journal of roentgenology

year: 2010

authors: Koontz N A, Hess C P

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Clinical History

A 25-year-old woman with a history of familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) presented to an outside institution with the complaint of sudden-onset left-sided hearing loss. The patient was diagnosed with sinusitis and a middle ear infection. When the symptoms failed to resolve after a course of oral antibiotics, an audiogram was obtained, revealing the presence of profound left-sided sensorineural hearing loss. Over the ensuing weeks, the patient developed dizziness, left-sided facial droop, left-sided facial numbness, decreased taste over the anterior aspect of the tongue, and worsening hoarseness.

organisation: Indiana University School of Medicine

DOI: 10.2214/AJR.07.7128

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