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Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting only with headache.
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PMID:  20098193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypoglossal schwannoma is a rarely encountered skull base lesion that has generally both intracranial and extracranial parts. This article reports a case of hypoglossal schwannoma that is purely extracranial and presents itself only with persistent headache. Magnetic resonance imaging delineated a mass at the skull base that consisted of both cystic and solid components, consistent with a nerve sheath tumor. Cervical approach was chosen, and the mass was completely removed. Postoperatively, the patient developed hypoglossal nerve palsy because the hypoglossal nerve was sacrificed. Hypoglossal schwannomas are briefly discussed with a literature review.
Deniz Tuna Edizer; Hasan Mercan; Harun Cansiz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-25     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-2     Citation Subset:  D    
Otorhinolaryngology Department, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Headache / etiology*
Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurilemmoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery

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