Title:
Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: case report and literature review
Authors:
J. De Ceulaer , M. Decat and H. Reychler
Institutions:
D epartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (H. Reychler), 2Department of ENT (Ph. Rombaux), Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels.
Keywords:
Facial nerve schwannoma; parotid gland tumour
Pages:
225 - 228
Abstract:
Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: case report and literature review.A68-year-old female presented with a right parotid mass and partial frontal peripheral facial nerve palsy. Pre-operatively, the mass was thought to be benign. Surgical intervention consisted of parotidectomy with sacrifice of the facial nerve due to the nerve’s involvement in the tumoural process and its intrapetrosal course. Immediate nerve reconstruction was performed by an interposition graft of the great auricular nerve. Pathological examination revealed a schwannoma of the facial nerve. Review of the literature on this rare parotid gland tumour is reported.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 3rd trimester


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Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: case report and literature review