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Glossopharyngeal schwannoma : a case report and review of literature.

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Author(s): Gupta V | Kumar S | Singh A | Tatke M

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 50;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 190;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Adult | Cranial Nerve Neoplasms | diagnosis | Diagnosis | Differential | Glossopharyngeal Nerve | Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases | diagnosis | Human | Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Male | Neuroma | Acoustic | diagnosis

ABSTRACT
We report a rare case of glossopharyngeal schwannoma whose clinical presentation and the radiological work up suggested an acoustic schwannoma. The diagnosis was made at surgery, once attachment to ninth cranial nerve was seen. The clinical presentation, radiological features and surgical findings of the glossopharyngeal schwannoma are presented along with the review of literature.

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