Multicompartmental trigeminal schwannoma—a clinical report

Aliasgar V Moiyadi, S Satish, Girish Rao, Vani Santosh
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2008, 19 (4): 1177-80
Trigeminal schwannomas are rare, benign tumors. The unique course of the trigeminal nerve allows these tumors to grow into various intracranial compartments. Multicompartmental tumors are infrequent and may present a formidable challenge to the surgeon. Liaison between a neurosurgeon and a craniofacial surgeon ensures optimal surgical outcome. We report one such patient. The tumor was approached via a modified frontotemporal craniotomy with orbitozygomatic osteotomy. It was completely extradural and could be totally excised with minimal morbidity.

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