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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 26(2); 1997 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(2): 278-282.
Neurilemmomas of the Cervicla Vagus Nerve: A Case Report.
Seung Myun Lee, Young Geun Choi, Shin Su Juhn, Chun Kum Park, Moon Chan Kim, Joon Ki Kang
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
A case of the recurrent neurilemmoma of vagus nerve in the neck is presented. It was located in the upper third of the right lateral neck. The patient was presented with hoarseness and monoparesis of the right arm. The tumor was composed of large cystic portion and solid nodule in the right carotid fossa. Since total surgical removal of the tumor could cause functional deterioration of the involved vagus nerve, it was removed by means of intracapsular enucleation. Postoperatively, the monoparesis of the right arm was disappeared with preservation of vagus nerve function. It would appear that an intracapsular enucleation may be advisible in some cases of neurilemmomas of the cervical vagus nerve to maintain the function of the involved vagus nerve.
Key Words: Neurilemmoma; Vagus nerve; Intracapsular enucleation
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