JUGULAR FORAMEN SCHWANNOMA—A VERY RARE ENTITY
AbstractJugular foramen schwannoma is a very rare tumour and very few cases have been reported in theliterature. Usually it is misdiagnosed as acoustic neuroma and the diagnosis is made peroperatively.It has significant neurological morbidity and mortality. In addition to the experience and expertise ofthe surgeon, introduction of better anaesthesia and microsurgical techniques have significantlyreduced the morbidity and mortality. We present a case of jugular foramen schwannoma who wasoperated by the senior author. The outcome was very good and the patient recovered without anypermanent deficits. The epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, radiographic findings andtreatment of this rare entity are reviewed.Keywords: Jugular foramen, schwannoma, surgical options, outcome
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