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Isolated lympho-histiocytic inflammation of the Gasserian ganglion mimicking trigeminal schwannoma.
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PMID:  20358510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Patient history and imaging were typical for a trigeminal schwannoma with a dumbbell growth in the middle and posterior fossa. Surgery was performed and resection of a firm mass intermingled with fascicles originating from the ganglion and the mandibular branch was carried out via a subtemporal approach. Histological diagnosis revealed a non-caseating, vaguely granulomatous lymphocyte- and histiocyte-rich inflammation.
CONCLUSION: Inflammatory lesions of the Gasserian ganglion are rare but may mimic tumors. Intraoperative biopsies should be taken prior to complete resection to limit neurological deterioration.
V Tronnier; G Pannier; S Gottschalk; D Petersen; E Reusche; H Merz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Central European neurosurgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1868-4912     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent Eur Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101501500     Medline TA:  Cent Eur Neurosurg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart . New York.
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse / pathology*
Middle Aged
Neurilemmoma / pathology*
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology*
Trigeminal Ganglion / pathology*
Trigeminal Nerve / pathology*

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