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Trigeminal neurinomas. A special type of cavernous sinus tumors

  • M. Sindou
  • I. Pelissou

Abstract

The first case of primary tumor of nerve V was reported by R. W. Smith in 1838 (cited in [43]). Trigeminal neurinomas are not frequent, as they only represent 0.2% of all intracranial tumors [43]. They constitute a special type of cavernous sinus (CS) tumors explained by the anatomical situation of the nerve V, both in Meckel’s cave and the adjacent cerebellopontine angle (CPA) (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Cavernous Sinus Trigeminal Nerve Trigeminal Neuralgia Abducens Nerve Palsy Middle Fossa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sindou
    • 1
  • I. Pelissou
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurological HospitalLyonFrance

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