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Asian J Neurosurg. 2019 Jan-Mar;14(1):262-265. doi: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_53_17.

Facial Nerve Paralysis Occurring 4 Days following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for a Vestibular Schwannoma.

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1
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, California, USA.
2
Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University, California, USA.
3
Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, California, USA.

Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is commonly used for the treatment of vestibular schwannomas given its high rate of tumor control and low rate of complications. Facial nerve palsy has been reported several months after treatment as a rare late complication of SRS. Here, we report a case of facial weakness occurring only 4 days after treatment and discuss potential etiology and management considerations.

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Facial palsy; stereotactic radiosurgery; vestibular schwannoma

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