Trigeminal nerve schwannoma

Case contributed by Dr Kanchan Gupta


Giddiness and unsteadiness of gait.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

There is a well defined, extra-axial, lobulated, heterogenous left cerebellopontine angle lesion which is predominantly isointense to hypointense on T1W image and hyperintense on T2 W images. The lesion is showing prominent heterogenous enhancement on contrast administration. It is causing compression of the brainstem and fourth ventricle.

Case Discussion

The lesion is seen in the course of the left trigeminal nerve that is from the origin at the pons extending into the Meckel’s cave, in keeping with trigeminal nerve schwannoma.

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Case information

rID: 14454
Published: 27th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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