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J Clin Neurosci. 2002 Jan;9(1):97-9.

Congenital intra-extracranial dumbbell schwannoma of temporal fossa unassociated with any major cranial nerve.

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National Neurosurgical Center, Khoula Hospital, Sultanate of Oman. rrsharma@omantel.net.om

Abstract

Intracranial schwannomas commonly arise from the vestibular nerve and less commonly from other cranial nerves. On rare occasions, they may be intraparenchymatous, intraventricularor intrasellar. However, the occurrence of a congenital solitary intracranial extradural schwannoma unrelated to any cranial nerve in the absence of von Recklinghausan's syndrome is exceptional. The authors report a unique, heretofore unreported case of a congenital temporal extradural schwannoma, unassociated with any known cranial nerve and with a transcranial extension presenting as a temporal fossa mass since birth in a 16-year-old female patient. Total resection of this tumour was uncomplicated. A brief review of the relevant literature is presented.

PMID:
11749032
DOI:
10.1054/jocn.2001.0948
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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