Facial Nerve

Endolymphatic sac tumor: A report of 3 cases and discussion of management

January 1, 2007     Joni K. Doherty, MD, PhD; Mona Yong, MD; Dennis Maceri, MD
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Aberrant facial nerve

July 31, 2006     Natalie P. Steele, MD; Andrea Vambutas, MD
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Facial nerve schwannoma presenting as a tympanic mass

May 31, 2006     Sejal P. Sarolia, BS; Christopher J. Danner, MD; Eren Erdem, MD
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Facial nerve neuroma

December 1, 2005     Peter A. Weisskopf, MD; Derald E. Brackmann, MD
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Perineural invasion of the facial nerve by a cutaneous squamous cell cancer: A case report

December 1, 2004     David J. Lesnik, MD; Howard P. Boey, MD
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We report a case of perineural invasion of the facial nerve by a cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a 59-year-old man who presented with a slowly progressive facial paralysis. We performed a distal facial nerve dissection and a simple mastoidectomy with facial recess exposure for resection to negative margins. We also performed a simultaneous facial reconstruction and reanimation procedure with excellent results. External-beam radiation completed the treatment regimen. In addition to describing this case, we review current concepts in diagnosis and therapy, as well as the historical background of malignant perineural invasion of the cranial nerves.

The role of the middle fossa approach in the management of traumatic facial paralysis

December 1, 2004     Ricardo Ferreira Bento, MD, PhD; Sulene Pirana, MD; Robert Sweet, MD; Arthur Castillo, MD; Rubens Vuono Brito Neto, MD
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There are several controversial aspects to the management of traumatic facial paralysis. One of these involves the precise nature of surgical intervention once the decision to operate has been made. Between June 1, 1984, and June 30, 1993, we surgically treated 220 cases of traumatic facial paralysis with good cochlear reserve by decompressing the tympanic and mastoid segments via a transmastoid approach followed by decompression of the geniculate ganglion and the distal half of the labyrinthine segment via a middle fossa approach. We discuss the results of surgery via the middle fossa approach, and we review the literature.

Intracranial neuromuscular choristoma: A case report and literature review

July 31, 2004     Geraldine Owor, MD; Jiang Qian, MD, PhD; Troy Payner, MD; Anita Martin, MD; Yuan Shan, MD, PhD
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Neuromuscular choristoma (NMC) is an uncommon tumor that usually involves a large nerve trunk. Only 28 cases of NMC have been previously reported in the English-language literature, 17 of which involved cranial nerves. We report a new case of intracranial NMC that arose from a facial nerve at the cerebellopontine angle in a 44-year-old man. The patient was taken to surgery, where the lesion was found to involve the right facial nerve. The tumor was partially removed, and at the 2-year follow-up, the patient showed no sign of recurrence.
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