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Neuritis ossificans of a cranial nerve.
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PMID:  20509727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report the case of intracranial neuritis ossificans presenting as chronic accessory neuropathy. Neuritis ossificans is a rare reactive nerve disease that has been reported to affect systemic peripheral nerves. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first documented case of neuritis ossificans observed in a cranial nerve. The lesion was revealed on imaging studies and appeared, intraoperatively, as a nonsessile intradural lesion with significant calcification of rootlets of the lower cranial nerves. Microscopically, the lesion featured zonal heterotopic calcification typical of neuritis ossificans. Although it is a rare entity, neuritis ossificans can be considered in the differential diagnosis of lower cranial nerve neuropathy.
Craig M Kemper; Julio C Rojas; Steven Bauserman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1933-0693     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1112-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Austin, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accessory Nerve / pathology,  surgery*
Cranial Nerve Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Ossification, Heterotopic / pathology,  surgery*

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