Title: Jugular foramen schwannoma: surgical experience in six cases
Authors: Van Calenbergh, Frank ×
Noens, B
Delaere, Pierre
Desloovere, Christian
van Loon, Johan
Goffin, Jan
Jorissen, Mark
Plets, Christiaan #
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:104 issue:4 pages:435-9
Abstract: PURPOSE: Schwannomas of the lower cranial nerves are rare tumours. We have surgical experience in six patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have retrospectively reviewed the files of the six patients with jugular foramen schwannomas that were treated in multidisciplinary collaboration in the departments of neurosurgery and ENT. RESULTS: From a clinical point of view, the most important finding was that these tumours usually mimic a vestibular schwannoma. The imaging findings however always allowed the differentiation. The surgical technique included in all cases a suboccipital approach for the intracranial part. When large, the extracranial extension had to be removed through a lateral cervical or transfacial approach. There was no mortality and minor morbidity, with good functional outcome. In subtotally removed tumours, recurrence occurred. CONCLUSION: A combined neurosurgical and ENT approach allows for safe removal of these often large skull base tumours.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
Laboratory of Experimental Transplantation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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