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Facial nerve schwannoma

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult
CT

The right facial nerve canal is expanded by a soft tissue mass in its vertical mastoid segment. There is dehiscence of the bone between the mass and the external acoustic meatus. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection which histologically confirmed the diagnosis of a facial nerve schwannoma.

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Case information

rID: 4223
Published: 30th Jul 2008
Last edited: 4th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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