Facial Nerve Neuroma

  • R. Ferreira Bento
  • P. Bogar
  • A. Miniti
  • A. Minit
Conference paper


The tumors that affect the facial nerve account for 5% of all cases of facial palsy; they can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Neuroma of the facial nerve extremely rare and plays only a small part among all the tumors that affect the nerve, although it accounts for 90% of primary tumors of the facial nerve. In the literature, about 240 cases have been described, the majority in the last 14 years because of the development of radiological examinations. We present three cases of intratemporal neuroma of the facial nerve diagnosed only by surgical procedure. We review the histology, diagnosis, and treatment of this tumor. The aim of the paper is to alert otolaryngologists to the importance of early diagnosis and surgical treatment, which is directly proportional to a good functional result.


Facial Nerve Fibrin Glue Facial Palsy External Auditory Canal Internal Auditory Canal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ferreira Bento
    • 1
  • P. Bogar
    • 1
  • A. Miniti
  • A. Minit
    • 1
  1. 1.ENT Department Faculdade de Medicina da USP, LIM 32, BrazilSaõ PauloBrazil

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