DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20164823

Facial nerve schwannoma: a rare case report

Suchina Parmar, Jai Lal Davessar, Gurbax Singh

Abstract


Schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from Schwann cells which is protective covering of nerves, called myelin sheath and can develop anywhere, where Schwann cells are present. Most common schwannomas are found with vestibulocochlear nerve. Facial nerve schwannoma are uncommon tumour involving 7th nerve out of which also most common site of involvement is geniculate ganglion. Facial nerve schwannoma is uncommon benign tumor. There are no typical patterns of presentation and can easily go untreated or misdiagnosed. Facial nerve palsy is most common mode of presentation. Here we present a case of 35 years male who presented with complaint of facial nerve paralysis. High degree of clinical suspicion and early imaging can lead to diagnosis. An early diagnosis is important as morbidity associated with this disease and as well as surgery leads to delay in diagnosis.


Keywords


Facial nerve, Schwannoma, Surgery

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