Solitary fibrous tumor of the hypoglossal nerve.

@article{Badion2003SolitaryFT,
  title={Solitary fibrous tumor of the hypoglossal nerve.},
  author={Ma Lourdes S Badion and C. C. Tchoyoson Lim and Jennifer Gek Choo Teo and Peck Leong Ong and F. L. Hui},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={343-5}
}
SUMMARY We report a case of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) causing isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy. The neuroimaging appearance of the tumor was indistinguishable from that of schwannoma or meningioma. Immunohistochemical tests demonstrated strong reactivity for CD34 but an absence of staining for S100 and epithelial membrane antigen; this profile is indicative of an SFT. SFTs are mesenchymal tumors that can affect the dura-covered segments of cranial nerves. They may be considered in the… CONTINUE READING