Two Cases of Intratemporal Facial Neurofibroma

  • E. Yamamoto
  • M. Ohmura
  • C. Mizukami
  • H. Oiki
  • Y. Muneta
Conference paper

Abstract

Intratemporal facial nerve tumors are relatively uncommon, and early diagnosis is difficult because the tumors grow slowly, giving rise to a variety of symptoms, none of which suggest the diagnosis [1]. In this paper, we report two cases of facial neurofibroma developing within the temporal bone, in which a definite diagnosis was made on the basis of CT and MRI findings.

Keywords

Gadolinium DTPA Neurofibroma Diethylene Neuroma 

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Yamamoto
    • 1
  • M. Ohmura
    • 1
  • C. Mizukami
    • 1
  • H. Oiki
    • 1
  • Y. Muneta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyKobe City General HospitalChuo-ku, Kobe, 650Japan

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