An intratemporal facial nerve neuroma: a case report.


KETENCİ İ. , ÜNLÜ Y. , COŞKUN A. , Tuncer E.

Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat, vol.10, no.4, pp.159-162, 2003 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Kulak burun bogaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-162

Abstract

A forty-one-year-old man presented with right-sided progressive facial nerve paralysis of one year duration. Computed tomography of the temporal bone showed a soft tissue mass in relation with the tympanic segment of the facial nerve with destructive changes in the facial recess region. Magnetic resonance images before and after gadolinium injection revealed a contrast-enhancing mass lesion in the tympanic cavity. The tumor was removed through a transmastoid approach and a cable graft from the greater auricular nerve was used to repair the defect. Histopathologic diagnosis was facial nerve schwannoma. At the end of one-year follow-up, the patient had moderately severe facial nerve dysfunction.