Contralateral facial nerve paresis subsequent to posterior fossa meningioma surgery in a child: case report
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Meningiomas are relatively uncommon neoplasms in the pediatric population and posterior fossa is a very rare location for these tumors. Only a few cases of contralateral cranial nerve deficits have been reported but no cases of pediatric meningioma with contralateral facial nerve paresis have been documented in literature.
Cerebellopontine Angle Meningioma Who Case report
We present a 4 year old girl with found postoperative contralateral facial nerve paresis.
The possible pathogenesis and literature review concerning this complication are discussed. The mechanisms leading to this complication could be distortion of brainstem, traction during resection and subsequent compression of brainstem against the contralateral petrous or tentorium.
KeywordsFacial nerve Cerebellopontine angle Meningioma Postoperative complication
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.