, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 62–67 | Cite as

Facial nerve neuromas: MR imaging

Report of four cases
  • N. Martin
  • O. Sterkers
  • D. Mompoint
  • H. Nahum
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Four cases of facial nerve neuroma were evaluated by computed tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The extension of the tumor in the petrous bone or the parotid gland was well defined by MRI in all cases. CT scan was useful to demonstrate bone erosions and the relation of the tumor to inner ear structures. In cases of progressive facial palsy, CT and MRI should be combined to detect a facial neuroma and to plan the surgical approach for tumor removal and nerve grafting.

Key words

Facial nerves Neuroma Temporal bone Neoplasms Magnetic resonance imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Martin
    • 1
  • O. Sterkers
    • 2
  • D. Mompoint
    • 3
  • H. Nahum
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyG.H. Pitie-SalpetriereParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyHospital BeaujonClichyFrance
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHospital BeaujonClichyFrance

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