Cavernous Malformation of the Seventh Cranial Nerve: Case Report and Review of Literature

Eesha Maiodna, Faiz U. Ahmad, Jacques Morcos

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Abstract

Background Cavernous malformations (CMs) arising in the cranial nerves are rare. Only a few cases of facial nerve CMs have been reported in the literature. Case Description A 52-year old woman presented with headache, unilateral worsening facial weakness, and hearing loss. Imaging was suggestive of a CM of the cerebellopontine angle. Intraoperatively, a mulberry-shaped lesion was seen arising entirely within the seventh nerve. The patient underwent complete resection with sural nerve interposition graft. Conclusions CMs are very rare but should be included in the differential diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)676.e13-676.e21
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume91
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cranial nerve
  • Facial nerve
  • Internal auditory meatus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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