Malignant schwannoma of the trigeminal nerve

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (1979). 1979 Sep-Oct;87(5):594-8. doi: 10.1177/019459987908700510.


Malignant schwannomas are rare in the head and neck, even though benign schwannomas of this area are common. A case of a malignant schwannoma of the fifth cranial nerve with symptoms of otalgia and serous otitis media is described. About 20 such cases have been reported in the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cranial Nerve Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxillary Sinus / pathology*
  • Neurilemmoma / pathology*
  • Trigeminal Nerve / pathology*