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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 147, Issue 6, pp 659–663 | Cite as

Greater superficial petrosal nerve schwannoma

  • A. Schmidinger
  • W. Deinsberger
Neurooncological Observation

Summary

Greater superficial petrosal nerve (GSPN) schwannoma is a very rare type of facial nerve schwannoma. Including our case, only 6 schwannomas have been reported to originate from the GSPN. Clinical features, imaging, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed reviewing other cases in the pertinent literature.

Keywords: Facial nerve schwannoma; greater superficial petrosal nerve tumour. 

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schmidinger
    • 1
  • W. Deinsberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryJustus-Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany

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