Hypoglossal nerve tumor: A rare primary extracranial meningioma of the neck

Zulkiflee, Abu Bakar and Prepageran, Narayanan and Omar, Rahmat and Jayalakshmi, Pailoor and Sharizal, Tengku (2012) Hypoglossal nerve tumor: A rare primary extracranial meningioma of the neck. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 91 (11). p. 454. ISSN 0145-5613,

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We report a case of primary extracranial meningioma arising from the hypoglossal nerve in a 54-year-old man who presented with a 9-month history of hoarseness and progressive dysphagia. He had also noticed that his tongue was deviated to the left and, as a result, he was having difficulty pronouncing words. Examination revealed fasciculation and muscle wasting on the left side of the tongue. Other cranial nerve functions were normal. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography detected a heterogeneous mass that had arisen above the bifurcation of the left common carotid artery and had extended to near the skull base. Transcervical excision of the tumor was performed, and histopathology identified it as a meningioma of the hypoglossal nerve. The patient recovered uneventfully, and he was without recurrence at more than 2 years of follow-up. A primary extracranial meningioma is extremely rare, and its presentation may be subtle. A thorough investigation is necessary to avoid fatal compressive symptoms. © 2012 Vendome Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cranial Nerve Neoplasms; Humans; Hypoglossal Nerve Diseases; Male; Meningeal Neoplasms; Meningioma; Middle Aged
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 01:33
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 01:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/23079

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