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Al-Ajmi, A.M., Rousseff, R.T., Shamov, T., Ismail, M.J. and Sayer, F.T. (2015) Isolated Spinal Accessory Neuropathy and Intracisternal Schwannomas of the Spinal Accessory Nerve. Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, 2, 51-53.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Accessory Nerve Schwannoma Extending to the Foramen Magnum and Mimicking Glossopharyngeal Nerve Tumor—A Case and Review of Surgical Techniques

    AUTHORS: Seidu A. Richard, Zhi Gang Lan, Yuekang Zhang, Chao You

    KEYWORDS: Schwannoma, Accessory Nerve, Glossopharyngeal Nerve, Suprajugular, Retrosigmoid, Translabyrinthine

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Neuroscience, Vol.7 No.3, June 20, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Background: Intracranial schwannomas of the accessory nerve are very rare lesions. They are categorised according to their locations into either intrajugular or intracistemal schwannomas although most of them are intrajugular. The intrajugular type constitutes about 2% to 4% of all intracranial schwannomas described in literature. Aim: It’s very unusual for an accessory nerve to mimic glossopharyngeal nerve looking at the anatomical location of the accessory nerve. Although many authors have written on accessory nerve, none have described this unusual presentation. We present a case, management as well as review on the classification and appropriate surgical techniques we could have use to access the tumor in our patient since the choice of a particular surgical approach is based on the nature of tumor, location as well as it extension into other adjacent structures. Case Presentation: We present a case of 52-year-old woman with very unusual accessory nerve schwannoma which mimics the clinical presentation of glossopharyngeal nerve tumor. The main symptom in our case is six (6) months history of deviation of the tongue to right side with dizziness and change of voice. Conclusion: The unusual presentation in our case could be due to massive compression of glossopharyngeal nerve by the growing accessory nerve schwannoma since most lower cranial nerve schwannomas at this location will almost always course compressive symptoms.