Issue N# 2 - 2015
A post-styloid mass revealing a parapharyngeal schwannoma
Authors : Morvan JB, Bizeau A, Vatin L, Cathelinaud O, Curto C-L, Verdalle P, Guelfucci B. (Toulon)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2015;136,2:85-88.
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Introduction: The schwannoma of the glossopharyngeal nerve is a rare etiology among the tumor masses developed in the parapharyngeal space. Case report: We report the case of a 33 years old woman in whom a large schwannoma of the left glossopharyngeal nerve was discovered incidentally on a brain MRI. Respiratory evolutionary prognosis imposed trans-oral surgical treatment. Discussion: We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for the benign tumors of the parapharyngeal space. Conclusion: The schwannoma of the glossopharyngeal nerve is a benign rare lesion. The difficulty lies on the surgical strategy and the choice of the approach. The functional suites are marked by difficulty swallowing and require intensive speech therapy.
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