Rare Cases of Facial Nerve Tumors

Pervin I., Gurkan K., Demir K. F., Abdulkadir O., Serhan D., Selvet E., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.9, no.1, pp.115-121, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-121
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Primary facial nerve tumors are usually misdiagnosed due to the variety of their clinical manifestations. The most commonly seen pathology is a schwannoma. However, because of their rarity, only a small group of clinicians have experience of the surgical management of these tumors. The treatment is complete surgical resection. However, in patients with normal preoperative facial nerve function, periodic clinical and radiological follow-up may also be recommended. Two schwannomas that originated from different segments of the facial nerve, one hemangioma, and a plexiform neurofibroma case originating from the sensorial auricular branch not previously reported, to our knowledge that were treated and followed in our clinic between 2007 and 2011 are presented.