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How not to miss an acoustic neuroma (1 CPD hour)

ENT consultant Mr Andy Bath advises on the key signs and pitfalls in diagnosing an acoustic neuroma.

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ENT consultant Mr Andy Bath advises on the key signs and pitfalls in diagnosing an acoustic neuroma.

 

Learning objectives
This module will review common presentations of an acoustic neuroma in primary care, including:
• Identifying symptoms and signs, including sudden or gradual hearing loss
• Understanding the epidemiology of acoustic neuromas
• Questioning the patient to rule out differential diagnoses such as meningiomas or epidermoids
• Referring patients for pure tone audiometry or speech discrimination and auditory brainstem response
• Referring patients for an MRI or high-resolution CT scan

This module will be free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 19 January 2012

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Mr Andrew Bath is a consultant otolaryngologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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