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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1098-1100

Large oculomotor nerve schwannoma - Rare entity: A case report with review of literature

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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L Pavan Kumar
Department of Radiation Oncology, Nizam's Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.146111

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Schwannomas commonly arise from peripheral nerves. Intracranial schwannomas are comparatively rare and are seen commonly as vestibular tumors. Oculomotor nerve schwannomas are extremely rare tumors, these are usually symptomatic. A 29 year aged male presented with diplopia and blurring of vision in left eye and found to have an extra-axial lesion at left cavernous sinus involving oculomotor nerve. The excised tumor showed classic morphology of a schwannoma. Postoperatively patient developed complete oculomotor nerve palsy. The tumor recurred after 2 years. It was re-excised followed by radiotherapy.

Abstract in Chinese

巨大动眼神经鞘瘤-罕见类型:1例报告及文献复习 摘要 神经鞘瘤常源于外周神经。颅内神经鞘瘤是比较罕见的,常见为前庭肿瘤。动眼神经鞘瘤是极为罕见的肿瘤,通常是有症状的。一例29岁的老年男性有左眼复视和视力模糊,发现有左侧海绵窦累及动眼神经的轴外病变。切除的肿瘤有神经鞘瘤典型的形态。术后患者出现完全性动眼神经麻痹。肿瘤2年后复发。再切除后放疗。 关键词:动眼神经鞘瘤,放射治疗,颅神经的神经鞘瘤

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