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Transnasal endoscopic resection of vidian nerve schwannoma accompanied by sphenoid mucopyocele and oculomotor palsy: a case report.
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PMID:  23113385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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 extremely 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.
Authors:
S-W Wu; W-L Chen; W-L Chen; M-K Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  B-ENT     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1781-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  B-ENT     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101247842     Medline TA:  B-ENT     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.
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