Internal carotid plexus schwannoma of the cavernous sinus: Case report


Ture U., Seker A., Kurtkaya O., Pamir M.

NEUROSURGERY, vol.52, no.2, pp.435-438, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1227/01.neu.0000044590.57487.ce
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-438
  • Keywords: cavernous sinus, internal carotid plexus, pterional-extradural approach, schwannoma, 6TH CRANIAL NERVES, SYMPATHETIC PATHWAYS, TRIGEMINAL NEURINOMAS, PETROUS APEX, CONNECTIONS, NEUROMAS, ANATOMY, TUMORS, SERIES

Abstract

OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: Schwannomas of the central nervous system usually originate from the vestibular nerve and occasionally originate from the trigeminal, nerve. Sympathetic plexus schwannomas are extremely rare and have never been noted within the cavernous sinus.