Title:
Transnasal endoscopic resection of Vidian Nerve Schwannoma accompanied by sphenoid mucopyocele and oculomotor palsy: a case report
Authors:
S.-W. Wu ,W.-L. Chen , W.-L. Chen and M.-K. Chen1,3,4 1
Institutions:
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Changhua Christian Hos3ital, Changhua, Taiwan; Departm4nt of Medical Imaging, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan; Mingdao University, Changhua, Taiwan; School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Keywords:
Vidian nerve; neurilemmoma; endoscopy
Pages:
207 - 211
Abstract:
Transnasal endoscopic resection of Vidian Nerve Schwannoma accompanied by sphenoid mucopyocele and oculomotor palsy: a case report. Schwannomas are rare tumours arising from the peripheral nerve sheath. Nearly half of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck region, but the sinonasal tract is rarely involved. We report on an extreme- ly rare case of vidian nerve schwannoma accompanied by mucopyocele with symptoms of oculomotor palsy and CSF leakage. An exclusively endoscopic endonasal approach was performed to excise the tumour and the dural defect was repaired. To our knowledge, this is the first time a vidian nerve schwannoma has been excised in an exclusively endoscopic approach. We first review the literature and then discuss the benefits for patients undergoing this type of operation.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 3rd trimester


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Transnasal endoscopic resection of Vidian Nerve Schwannoma accompanied by sphenoid mucopyocele and oculomotor palsy: a case report