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Pontine extension of a
tentorial schwannoma without cranial nerve involvement: a case report
Intracranial schwannomas unrelated
to the cranial nerves are uncommon. We report a new case of tentorial
schwannoma unrelated to the cranial nerves, with extension into the pons. A literature
review with discussion of the most relevant pathogenetic aspects is also
A 42-year-old Caucasian man was
admitted with right-sided paresthesias and weakness of his upper and lower
extremities. The neurological examination revealed right hemiparesis and
hemi-hypoesthesia. A brain magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a
cerebellopontine lesion, arising from the left free edge of the tentorium, and
extending into his pons. A piecemeal removal was performed through a retrosigmoid
approach. The lesion was not found to be associated with any cranial nerves.
The histological examination revealed a schwannoma Antoni type A. His
postoperative course was uneventful. At one year follow-up, the patient was
neurologically intact and the magnetic resonance imaging of his brain performed
at that time showed complete removal without signs of recurrence.
Tentorial schwannomas are rare
clinical entities. Knowledge of their clinical, radiological and anatomical
characteristics is very important for the correct diagnosis and management.
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