Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting only with headache.

  title={Hypoglossal schwannoma presenting only with headache.},
  author={Deniz Tuna Edizer and Hasan Mert Mercan and Harun Cansiz},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={21 1},
Hypoglossal schwannoma is a rarely encountered skull base lesion that has generally both intracranial and extracranial parts. This article reports a case of hypoglossal schwannoma that is purely extracranial and presents itself only with persistent headache. Magnetic resonance imaging delineated a mass at the skull base that consisted of both cystic and solid components, consistent with a nerve sheath tumor. Cervical approach was chosen, and the mass was completely removed. Postoperatively, the… CONTINUE READING


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