Schwannoma in the crural cistern removed without permanent functional deficits--case report.

@article{Hatakeyama2003SchwannomaIT,
  title={Schwannoma in the crural cistern removed without permanent functional deficits--case report.},
  author={Hisato Hatakeyama and Kiyoshi Saito and Tetsuya Nagatani and Sunil. J. Patel and Jun Yoshida},
  journal={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={95-9}
}
A 33-year-old male presented with a rare intracranial oculomotor schwannoma not associated with neurofibromatosis manifesting as an 8-month history of right oculomotor nerve paresis. Neuroimaging examinations revealed a 4-cm mass in the right crural cistern. The tumor was totally removed. The right oculomotor nerve paresis resolved 7 months after surgery. Removal of the oculomotor or trochlear schwannoma usually results in parent nerve paresis, but subcapsular tumor resection in our case… CONTINUE READING