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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 897–898 | Cite as

Contralateral facial nerve paresis subsequent to posterior fossa meningioma surgery in a child: case report

  • Ghazaleh Kheiri
  • Zohreh Habibi
  • Farideh NejatEmail author
Case Report
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Abstract

Introduction

Meningiomas are relatively uncommon neoplasms in the pediatric population and posterior fossa is a very rare location for these tumors. Only a few cases of contralateral cranial nerve deficits have been reported but no cases of pediatric meningioma with contralateral facial nerve paresis have been documented in literature.

Cerebellopontine Angle Meningioma Who Case report

We present a 4 year old girl with found postoperative contralateral facial nerve paresis.

Discussion

The possible pathogenesis and literature review concerning this complication are discussed. The mechanisms leading to this complication could be distortion of brainstem, traction during resection and subsequent compression of brainstem against the contralateral petrous or tentorium.

Keywords

Facial nerve Cerebellopontine angle Meningioma Postoperative complication 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital Medical CenterTehran University of Medical ScienceTehranIran

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