Cerebellopontine angle metastasis of a parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from perineural invasion along the facial nerve

Jamie R F Wilson, Ramesh Kumar Athi Kumar, Philip T Van Hille

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Abstract

A 72-year-old male was referred with left sided hearing loss, tinnitus and disequilibrium with radiological appearances suggestive of an intracanalicular left vestibular schwannoma. The patient then developed left sided trigeminal nerve sensory loss over the next 9 months with an enlarging parotid swelling. The eventual diagnosis was a destructive lesion in the left cerebellopontine angle (CPA) arising from metastatic perineural invasion along the facial nerve by a parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Surgical resection and targeted beam radiotherapy achieved a survival period of 9 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Cerebellopontine Angle
Trigeminal Nerve
Acoustic Neuroma
Tinnitus
Facial Nerve
Hearing Loss
Radiotherapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Survival

Keywords

  • Cerebellopontine angle
  • Metastasis
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
  • Parotid; perineural invasion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Cerebellopontine angle metastasis of a parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma arising from perineural invasion along the facial nerve. / Wilson, Jamie R F; Athi Kumar, Ramesh Kumar; Hille, Philip T Van.

In: British Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 26, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 417-419.

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