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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 1999 September;43(3):223-8

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Abducens nerve paresis as first symptom of trigeminal neurinoma. Report of two cases and review of the literature

Qasho R., Vangelista T., Rocchi G., Ferrante L., Delfini R.

Department of Neurological Sciences, Neurosurgery, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy


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Two cas­es of neu­rin­o­ma of ­the Gasserian gan­gli­on ­with abdu­cens ­nerve pare­sis as ­the ­first symp­tom ­are ­described ­and 27 cas­es ­culled ­from ­the lit­er­a­ture ­are ­reviewed. The ana­to­mo-sur­gi­cal ­and clin­i­cal-radio­log­i­cal fea­tures of ­this pathol­o­gy ­were re-­assessed in an ­attempt to iden­ti­fy ­the pathog­e­net­ic mech­a­nism respon­sible ­for a tri­gem­i­nal neu­rin­o­ma man­i­fest­ing ­with VI cra­ni­al ­nerve pal­sy.

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