cranial nerve neoplasms

Summary

Summary: Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from one or more of the twelve cranial nerves.

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  1. Ong C, Chong V. Imaging of perineural spread in head and neck tumours. Cancer Imaging. 2010;10 Spec no A:S92-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This article focuses on the imaging features of perineural spread of head and neck tumours. The important potential perineural pathways and the possible underlying pathogenesis of this phenomenon are also reviewed...
  2. Gandhi M, Panizza B, Kennedy D. Detecting and defining the anatomic extent of large nerve perineural spread of malignancy: comparing "targeted" MRI with the histologic findings following surgery. Head Neck. 2011;33:469-75 pubmed publisher
    ..Our purpose was to determine the sensitivity of targeted MRI in predicting the presence of disease and the anatomic extent of spread when compared with histologic findings...
  3. Liu L, Liang S, Li L, Mao Y, Tang L, Tian L, et al. Prognostic impact of magnetic resonance imaging-detected cranial nerve involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Cancer. 2009;115:1995-2003 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected cranial nerve (CN) involvement in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
  4. Sasaki K, Kohno T, Mun M, Yoshiya T. Thoracoscopic removal of middle mediastinal schwannoma originating from recurrent nerve. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008;56:375-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, thoracoscopic removal of a left recurrent nerve schwannoma has not been reported in the literature before...
  5. Lee K, Abemayor E, Sayre J, Bhuta S, Kirsch C. Determination of perineural invasion preoperatively on radiographic images. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;139:275-80 pubmed publisher
    ..This study analyzed the frequency of preoperative diagnosis, radiographic features, and importance of the preoperative diagnosis in treatment planning...
  6. Hanna E, Vural E, Prokopakis E, Carrau R, Snyderman C, Weissman J. The sensitivity and specificity of high-resolution imaging in evaluating perineural spread of adenoid cystic carcinoma to the skull base. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;133:541-5 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting perineural spread (PNS) of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck to the skull base...
  7. Chang P, Fischbein N, McCalmont T, Kashani Sabet M, Zettersten E, Liu A, et al. Perineural spread of malignant melanoma of the head and neck: clinical and imaging features. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004;25:5-11 pubmed
  8. Price K, Rainer W, Ratzer E, Muckleroy S. Right posterolateral thoracotomy for excision of a left intrathoracic vagus nerve schwannoma. Am J Surg. 2006;192:255-6 pubmed
  9. Streams B, Eaton J, Zelac D. Perineural spread of squamous cell carcinoma involving the spinal accessory nerve in an immunocompromised organ transplant recipient. Dermatol Surg. 2005;31:599-601 pubmed
    ..In immunocompromised patients, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer, and it also tends to behave more aggressively than in immunocompetent patients...

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  1. Curtin H. Detection of perineural spread: fat suppression versus no fat suppression. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2004;25:1-3 pubmed
  2. Yu Y, Lee M, Juan C, Hueng D. Calculating the tumor volume of acoustic neuromas: comparison of ABC/2 formula with planimetry method. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2013;115:1371-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The study is to evaluate the accuracy of the ABC/2 formula by comparing with planimetry method for estimating the tumor volumes...
  3. Flickinger J, Burton S. Radiotherapy of cranial nerve schwannomas. Prog Neurol Surg. 2008;21:238-46 pubmed publisher
    ..So far, the outcomes reported from fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy seem roughly equivalent to contemporary radiosurgery series. However, a randomized, controlled clinical trial is needed to adequately compare these techniques...
  4. Zhou Y, Liu C, Sun Y, Pu Y, Boydston White S, Liu Y, et al. Human brain cancer studied by resonance Raman spectroscopy. J Biomed Opt. 2012;17:116021 pubmed publisher
    ..9% and specificity of 100% when two principal components are used...
  5. Goddard J, Schwartz M, Friedman R. Fundal fluid as a predictor of hearing preservation in the middle cranial fossa approach for vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 2010;31:1128-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Relationships between fundal fluid, tumor nerve of origin, tumor size, and hearing preservation also are examined...
  6. Maroldi R, Farina D, Borghesi A, Marconi A, Gatti E. Perineural tumor spread. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2008;18:413-29, xi pubmed publisher
    ..Equally critical is knowledge of the radiologic appearance of perineural tumor extension and the best imaging strategies to detect PNS...
  7. He Y, Wang J, Zhang Z, Yang H, Fu H. Solitary neurofibroma arising from the infratemporal fossa in a child. J Pediatr Surg. 2011;46:E13-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The tumor was resected via the transmandibular approach with an excellent outcome. The histologic examination with immunohistochemical staining yielded the diagnosis of neurofibroma...
  8. Inamori M, Doi H, Tateishi T, Matsuoka T, Iwaki T, Kira J. [Solitary neurofibroma presenting as a tender soft-to-firm tumor at the temporal head region masquerading as temporal arteritis]. Rinsho Shinkeigaku. 2009;49:27-31 pubmed
    ..Therefore, it is important to understand that neurofibroma of the auriculotemporal nerve can mimic temporal arteritis and manifest with trigeminal neuralgia-like pain...
  9. Showalter T, Werner Wasik M, Curran W, Friedman D, Xu X, Andrews D. Stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of nonacoustic cranial nerve schwannomas. Neurosurgery. 2008;63:734-40; discussion 740 pubmed publisher
    ..To review outcomes after fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSR) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for nonacoustic cranial nerve schwannomas...
  10. Fink D, Benoit M, LaMuraglia G, Deschler D. Paraganglioma of the hypoglossal nerve. Laryngoscope. 2010;120 Suppl 4:S147 pubmed publisher
    ..To report a case of paraganglioma arising from the hypoglossal nerve and review the anatomy, clinical features, and literature to date...
  11. Sarikaya Seiwert S, Klenzner T, Schipper J, Steiger H, Haenggi D. Giant dumbbell-shaped intra- and extracranial nerve schwannoma in a child presenting with glossopharyngeal neuralgia syncope syndrome: a case report and review of the literature. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2013;74:54-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The genetic examination for NF was negative. Review of literature showed that dumbbell-shaped lower cranial nerve schwannomas in the childhood population are rare...
  12. Treasure T, Dean J, Gear R. Craniofacial approaches and reconstruction in skull base surgery: techniques for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013;71:2137-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Oral and maxillofacial surgeons frequently perform elective facial osteotomies and treat victims of cranial base trauma. These same principles can be applied to SBS as a part of the skull base team. ..
  13. McLaughlin N, Bresson D, Ditzel Filho L, Carrau R, Kelly D, Prevedello D, et al. Vidian nerve neurofibroma removed via a transpterygoid approach. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2011;54:250-2 pubmed publisher
    ..Lesions originating in the vidian canal are extremely rare. Most frequently, they are extensions from contiguous carcinomas. We present a rare case of a vidian nerve neurofibroma and discuss its surgical management...
  14. Yang H, Kano H, Awan N, Lunsford L, Niranjan A, Flickinger J, et al. Gamma Knife radiosurgery for larger-volume vestibular schwannomas. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2011;114:801-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is an important management option for patients with small- and medium-sized vestibular schwannomas. To assess the potential role of SRS in larger tumors, the authors reviewed their recent experience...
  15. Tanna N, Zapanta P, Lavasani L, Sadeghi N. Intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma: clinician beware. Ear Nose Throat J. 2009;88:E18-20 pubmed
    ..By reviewing the literature and 2 cases from a series of patients seen in our practice, we provide insight into the current diagnosis and treatment of a rare pathology...
  16. Bisdas S, Mack M. [Cerebral nerves - perineural tumor spread]. Radiologe. 2009;49:614-23 pubmed publisher
    ..Familiarity with the pertinent anatomy, knowledge of the common spread pathways and an appropriate imaging strategy allow detection of the perineural spread of the disease in the majority of the cases...
  17. Gonzalez L, Lekovic G, Eschbacher J, Coons S, Spetzler R. A true malignant schwannoma of the eighth cranial nerve: case report. Neurosurgery. 2007;61:E421-2; discussion E422 pubmed
    ..The clinical presentation, pathology, treatment, and outcome of a 43-year-old woman with a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising from a benign schwannoma of the eighth cranial nerve are presented...
  18. Narro Donate J, Huete Allut A, Velasco Albendea F, Escribano Mesa J, Mendez Román P, Masegosa González J. [Chondroma adjacent to Meckel's cave mimicking a fifth cranial nerve neurinoma. A case report]. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2016;27:144-8 pubmed publisher
    ..With the diagnosis of trigeminal schwannoma, a subtotal tumour resection was performed using a combined supra-infratentorial pre-sigmoidal approach. The postoperative histopathology report confirmed the diagnosis of cranial chondroma. ..
  19. Scheller C, Richter H, Engelhardt M, Koenig R, Antoniadis G. The influence of prophylactic vasoactive treatment on cochlear and facial nerve functions after vestibular schwannoma surgery: a prospective and open-label randomized pilot study. Neurosurgery. 2007;61:92-7; discussion 97-8 pubmed
    ..This prospective and open-label randomized pilot study is the first study of a prophylactic vasoactive treatment in vestibular schwannoma surgery...
  20. Nakaguchi H, Murakami M, Matsuno A, Yamazaki K, Ishida Y. Ganglioneuroma originating from the trigeminal nerve in the middle cranial fossa. Case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2012;52:95-8 pubmed
    ..Ganglioneuroma can occur wherever ganglion cells exist, but ganglioneuroma originating from the trigeminal nerve is rare, with only two cases reported...
  21. Gross B, Carlson M, Driscoll C, Moore E. Collision tumor of the facial nerve: a synchronous seventh nerve schwannoma and neurofibroma. Otol Neurotol. 2012;33:1426-9 pubmed publisher
    ..To report a novel case of a collision tumor involving an intraparotid neurofibroma and a mastoid segment facial nerve schwannoma...
  22. Saman Y, Whitehead D, Gleeson M. Jugular foramen schwannoma presenting with glossopharyngeal neuralgia syncope syndrome. J Laryngol Otol. 2010;124:1305-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Glossopharyngeal syncope syndrome is an unusual clinical presentation; in the following case report, it was the sole presentation of an extracranial jugular foramen tumour...
  23. Ling W, Mijiti A, Moming A. Survival pattern and prognostic factors of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: a retrospective analysis of 210 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013;71:775-85 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this article was to retrospectively analyze squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue to determine the tumor characteristics, treatment, and prognostic factors that may influence the survival of patients with this disease...
  24. Vincent C. [The middle fossa approaches]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2008;125:289-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Describe the surgical systematization of the different variants of the middle fossa approach...
  25. Iwai Y, Yamanaka K, Kubo T, Aiba T. Gamma knife radiosurgery for intracanalicular acoustic neuromas. J Clin Neurosci. 2008;15:993-7 pubmed publisher
    ..When determining treatment for intracanalicular acoustic neuromas, the condition's benign natural course and the likelihood of hearing preservation must be taken into account...
  26. Mirone G, Schiabello L, Chibbaro S, Bouazza S, George B. Pediatric primary pilocytic astrocytoma of the cerebellopontine angle: a case report. Childs Nerv Syst. 2009;25:247-51 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe a rare case of pediatric pilocytic astrocytoma presented as a right cerebellopontine angle (CPA) mass, completely separated from the brain stem and arising from the proximal VIII nerve portion...
  27. Lee H, Liu C, Hsu Y, Jung S, Chen M, Huang C. Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting as hemi-atrophy of the tongue. Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2007;16:37-40 pubmed
    ..Surgical intervention was performed with right occipital craniotomy and a partial resection of C1 and occipital condyle. Pathological studies confirmed a Schwannoma with hemorrhages and necrosis...
  28. Ishibashi H, Ohta S, Hirose M, Togo T, Muro H, Nakajima N. [Middle mediastinal schwannoma originating from the intrathoracic vagal nerve with difficulty in swallowing; report of a case]. Kyobu Geka. 2012;65:840-3 pubmed
    ..Resection of the tumor by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery was performed. The tumor was found to originate from the left vagus nerve by operative findings and was diagnosed as schwannoma by pathological examination...
  29. Tryggvason G, Barnett A, Kim J, Soken H, Maley J, Hansen M. Radiographic association of schwannomas with sensory ganglia. Otol Neurotol. 2012;33:1276-82 pubmed publisher
  30. Kok Y, Yeo M, Nallathamby V, Lee S. Infraorbital nerve schwannoma presenting as an upper lip mass in an adolescent boy. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;71:196-7 pubmed publisher
    ..It is important to consider the possible differential diagnoses of a nasolabial lump in a child because its appropriate treatment varies widely...
  31. Tufarelli D, Meli A, Labini F, Badaracco C, De Angelis E, Alesii A, et al. Balance impairment after acoustic neuroma surgery. Otol Neurotol. 2007;28:814-21 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of balance problems after acoustic neuroma surgery, evaluating whether disequilibrium is disabling...
  32. Montibeller G, Nakamura M, Brandis A, Krauss J. Capillary hemangioma of the Meckel cave in an adolescent. Case illustration. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008;1:170 pubmed publisher
  33. Sun S, Liu A, Wang C, Luo B, Wang M. Clinical analysis of Gamma Knife surgery for trigeminal schwannomas. J Neurosurg. 2006;105 Suppl:144-8 pubmed
    ..The authors sought to assess the clinical effect of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) for trigeminal schwannomas...
  34. Alix T, Boutet C, Caquant L, Mohammedi R, Barral F, Seguin P. [Intracranial spread of a melanoma of the face: the trigeminal pathway]. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2008;109:172-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The intracranial evolution of cutaneous melanoma is usually due to metastases. Neurotropic invasion mainly concerns the trigeminal and the facial nerves. The melanoma is a rare entity among neurotropic tumors...
  35. Amano T, Sangatsuda Y, Hata N, Inoue D, Mori M, Nakamizo A, et al. Facial nerve schwannoma arising from the cerebellopontine angle. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2013;53:242-4 pubmed
  36. Zhang F, Wang Y, Dai C, Chi F, Zhou L, Chen B, et al. [Clinical experience in facial nerve tumors: a review of 27 cases]. Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2010;24:4-7 pubmed
    ..To analyze the clinical manifestations and the diagnosis of the facial nerve tumor according to the clinical information, and evaluate the different surgical approaches depending on tumor location...
  37. Rodriguez J, Hedges T, Heilman C, Strominger M, Laver N. Painful sixth cranial nerve palsy caused by a malignant trigeminal nerve sheath tumor. J Neuroophthalmol. 2007;27:29-31 pubmed
    ..Treatment with gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery produced some improvement in sixth cranial nerve function and reduction in tumor size over a follow-up period of 9 months...
  38. Fukaya R, Yoshida K, Ohira T, Kawase T. Trigeminal schwannomas: experience with 57 cases and a review of the literature. Neurosurg Rev. 2010;34:159-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, radiosurgery should not be applied as the treatment of first choice for younger patients. A correct anatomical knowledge is critical for minimizing brain exposure and avoiding surgical complications. ..
  39. Schüz J, Steding Jessen M, Hansen S, Stangerup S, Caye Thomasen P, Johansen C. Sociodemographic factors and vestibular schwannoma: a Danish nationwide cohort study. Neuro Oncol. 2010;12:1291-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The magnitude of the differences in incidence rates across the groups of different socioeconomic indicators suggests a high potential for earlier diagnosis of VS by improving the awareness of early symptoms...
  40. Wykoff C, Lam B, Brathwaite C, Biegel J, McKeown C, Rosenblum M, et al. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor arising from the third cranial nerve. J Neuroophthalmol. 2008;28:207-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite aggressive chemotherapy, the patient died within 6 months of presentation. This is the first report of an AT/RT presenting as an isolated third cranial nerve palsy caused by tumor arising from within the nerve...
  41. McClelland S, Dusenbery K, Higgins P, Hall W. Treatment of a facial nerve neuroma with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007;85:299-302 pubmed
    ..We present the first reported case of a facial nerve neuroma treated with fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (FSRT)...
  42. Safavi Abbasi S, Bambakidis N, Zabramski J, Workman R, Verma K, Senoglu M, et al. Nonvestibular schwannomas: an evaluation of functional outcome after radiosurgical and microsurgical management. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010;152:35-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Nonvestibular cranial nerve schwannomas (NVCNS) are relatively rare tumors. We evaluated our experience with radiosurgical and microsurgical treatment alone and in combination for the management of NVCNS...
  43. Patil S, Perry A, MacCollin M, Dong S, Betensky R, Yeh T, et al. Immunohistochemical analysis supports a role for INI1/SMARCB1 in hereditary forms of schwannomas, but not in solitary, sporadic schwannomas. Brain Pathol. 2008;18:517-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These results confirm a role for INI1/SMARCB1 in multiple schwannoma syndromes and suggest that a different pathway of tumorigenesis occurs in solitary, sporadic tumors...
  44. Lai F, Zhang Q, Wu Q, Qing J, Cao Y. [Expression and significance of E-cadherin in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands]. Ai Zheng. 2007;26:1025-8 pubmed
    ..This study was to explore the expression of E-cadherin in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands and its correlations to nerve invasion, regional recurrence, distant metastasis and prognosis of this disease...
  45. Obeng K, Rumboldt Z, Tuite G, Welsh C, Patel S, Spampinato M. Atypical cystic meningioma of the trigeminal nerve in a pediatric patient. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008;29:398-9 pubmed
    ..A review of the literature showed that this is only the second reported case of a meningioma of the trigeminal nerve without dural attachment and the first occurrence in a pediatric patient...
  46. Ortuño Prados V, Alio J. [Treatment of a neurotrophic corneal ulcer with solid platelet-rich plasma and Tutopatch®]. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2011;86:121-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Solid autologous PRP was placed in the bed of the ulcer and Tutopatch® was sutured to the conjunctiva...
  47. Schultz R, Tucker R, Gavin P, Bagley R, Saveraid T, Berry C. Magnetic resonance imaging of acquired trigeminal nerve disorders in six dogs. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2007;48:101-4 pubmed
    ..All trigeminal nerve lesions enhanced following contrast medium administration. Atrophy of the temporalis and masseter muscles, with a characteristic increase in signal intensity on T1W images, were present in all dogs...
  48. Prasai A, Jones S, Cross J, Moffat D. A facial nerve schwannoma masquerading as a vestibular schwannoma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2008;87:E4-6 pubmed
    ..This allowed us to counsel the patient appropriately preoperatively regarding the expected outcome. We discuss the importance of this case and the lessons to be learned from it...
  49. Tibussek D, Hübsch S, Berger K, Schaper J, Rosenbaum T, Mayatepek E. Infantile onset neurofibromatosis type 2 presenting with peripheral facial palsy, skin patches, retinal hamartoma and foot drop. Klin Padiatr. 2009;221:247-50 pubmed publisher
    ..However, it is now known that many NF2 patients present clinical signs and symptoms in early childhood. We here report an illustrative case of a male adolescent with an infantile onset clinical symptomatology...
  50. Petrela E, Hodge C, Hahn S, Chung C, Mejico L. Stereotactic radiosurgery in two cases of presumed fourth cranial nerve schwannoma. J Neuroophthalmol. 2009;29:54-7 pubmed publisher
    ..MRI showed shrinkage of the tumors. These patients represent the second and third reported cases of presumed fourth cranial nerve schwannoma treated with radiosurgery and the first cases with substantial follow-up information...
  51. Kuo L, Huang A, Kuo K, Tseng H. Extradural dumbbell schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve: a case report with review of the literature. Surg Neurol. 2008;70 Suppl 1:S1:34-8; discussion S1:38-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Dumbbell-shaped schwannomas of the hypoglossal nerve are very rare. This report concerns a case with an extradural, dumbbell-shaped hypoglossal schwannoma extending both intra- and extracranially...
  52. Capelle H, Nakamura M, Lenarz T, Brandis A, Haubitz B, Krauss J. Cavernous angioma of the geniculate ganglion. J Neurosurg. 2008;109:893-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Isolated facial palsy in a young person should be monitored closely using imaging studies even if the initial imaging study is negative. Early decompression of the facial nerve may help to preserve its function...
  53. Fakhry N, Turner F, Duflo S, Giovanni A, Zanaret M. A schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve presenting as a malignant tumour of the oral floor. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2009;130:189-91 pubmed
    ..We describe a case of an unusual schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve presenting clinically as a malignant tumour of the floor of the oral cavity...