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Traumatic facial nerve neuroma following mastoid surgery: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17140460     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic facial nerve neuroma is rare. There are only 10 reported cases in the literature, caused either by physical trauma or chronic inflammation. Traumatic facial neuromata differ from true facial nerve neoplasms in radiological, macroscopic and microscopic appearance, but clinical presentation is less reliable in differentiating the two. Management depends on the pre-operative grade of facial palsy, as this is a benign condition and surgical management carries a risk of further affecting facial nerve function. We present a further case of traumatic facial nerve neuroma following surgery for cholesteatoma. We also review the literature and discuss the management of this condition.
J W Rainsbury; O J H Whiteside; I D Bottrill
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2006-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-21     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of ENT, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cholesteatoma / surgery
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Facial Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Facial Nerve Injuries / etiology*
Facial Paralysis / etiology
Mastoid / surgery*
Neuroma / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Otitis Media / surgery
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