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Neurol Sci. 2003 Jun;24(2):74-9.

Sixth nerve schwannoma: a case report with literature review.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India.


A 40-year-old woman presented with diplopia and left VI nerve palsy. After investigations, diagnosis of a meningioma in the parasellar-prepontine region was considered. Following angiography and embolization, near-total excision of the tumour attached to abducens nerve was performed. Histological examination was consistent with the diagnosis of schwannoma. This is the thirteenth case report of a schwannoma of cranial nerve VI and the first such case where embolization of feeding tumour vessels was performed.

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