Intermediate Nerve Schwannomas

  • Christian Scheller
  • Alex Alfieri
  • Elmar Peschke
  • Christian Strauss
Chapter
Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 7)

Abstract

The intermediate nerve is rarely addressed as site of tumor origin in ­cerebellopontine surgery. This chapter presents typical clinical, electrophysiological and radiological signs of an intermediate nerve schwannoma. The authors describe the special surgical techniques in these rare entities with an emphasis on the intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring. In conclusion it is possible to detect the intermediate nerve as site of tumor origin during cerebellopontine surgery using selective direct nerve stimulation and multi-channel recordings. Subsequently, more intermediate nerve schwannomas may be identified as tumor origin by detailed intraoperative electrophysiological examination.

Keywords

Facial Nerve Internal Auditory Canal Vestibular Schwannomas Brainstem Auditory Evoke Potential Geniculate Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Scheller
    • 1
  • Alex Alfieri
    • 1
  • Elmar Peschke
    • 2
  • Christian Strauss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMartin Luther University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  2. 2.Institute of AnatomyMartin Luther University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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