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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 385--7

Facial nerve neurinoma presenting as middle cranial fossa and cerebellopontine angle mass : a case report.


Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560029, India., India

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Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560029, India.
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Facial nerve neurinomas are rare. The tumours arising from the geniculate ganglion may grow anteriorly and superiorly and present as a mass in the middle cranial fossa. Only a few cases of facial nerve neurinomas presenting as middle cranial fossa mass have so far been reported. These tumours present with either long standing or intermittent facial palsy along with cerebellopontine angle syndrome.






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