Facial nerve neuromas: MR imaging. Report of four cases

Neuroradiology. 1992;34(1):62-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00588435.


Four cases of facial nerve neuroma were evaluated by computed tomographic (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The extension of the tumor in the petrous bone or the parotid gland was well defined by MRI in all cases. CT scan was useful to demonstrate bone erosions and the relation of the tumor to inner ear structures. In cases of progressive facial palsy, CT and MRI should be combined to detect a facial neuroma and to plan the surgical approach for tumor removal and nerve grafting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / complications
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Facial Nerve Diseases / complications
  • Facial Nerve Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurilemmoma / complications
  • Neurilemmoma / diagnosis*
  • Neurofibroma / complications
  • Neurofibroma / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed