Auditory Pathway Features Determined by DTI in Subjects with Unilateral Acoustic Neuroma

KURTCAN S., Alkan A., Kilicarslan R., BAKAN A. A., TOPRAK H., ARALASMAK A., ...More

CLINICAL NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.439-444, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00062-015-0385-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-444
  • Keywords: Acoustic neuroma, DTI, Auditory pathway, SENSORINEURAL HEARING-LOSS, BRAIN, SYSTEM, CORTEX
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


In the studies concerning the pathology of the auditory pathway in the vestibulocochlear system, few use advanced neuroimaging applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Those who did use reported DTI changes only at the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus level. The aim of our study was to determine diffusion changes in the bilateral auditory pathways of subjects with unilateral acoustic neuroma (AN) and compare them with healthy controls.