Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting as hemi-atrophy of the tongue.

@article{Lee2007HypoglossalSP,
  title={Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting as hemi-atrophy of the tongue.},
  author={Hsin-Hua Lee and Ching-Hsiung Liu and Yung-Hsin Hsu and Shin-Ming Jung and Ming-Tsung Chen and C-C Huang},
  journal={Acta neurologica Taiwanica},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={37-40}
}
Schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve is extremely rare. We report the clinical manifestations of a patient with Schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve with hemi-atrophy of the tongue and numbness in the lip. Magnetic resonance image study of the brain showed a lobulated mass at the right posterior fossa with an extension to the right upper neck. Surgical intervention was performed with right occipital craniotomy and a partial resection of C1 and occipital condyle. Pathological studies confirmed a… CONTINUE READING