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Perineural invasion of the facial nerve by a cutaneous squamous cell cancer: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15724738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of perineural invasion of the facial nerve by a cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in a 59-year-old man who presented with a slowly progressive facial paralysis. We performed a distal facial nerve dissection and a simple mastoidectomy with facial recess exposure for resection to negative margins. We also performed a simultaneous facial reconstruction and reanimation procedure with excellent results. External-beam radiation completed the treatment regimen. In addition to describing this case, we review current concepts in diagnosis and therapy, as well as the historical background of malignant perineural invasion of the cranial nerves.
David J Lesnik; Howard P Boey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0145-5613     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-23     Completed Date:  2005-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  824, 826-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St., Box 208041, New Haven, CT 06520-8041, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*,  surgery
Facial Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Facial Nerve / pathology,  surgery*
Facial Paralysis / etiology*
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness

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