Geniculate Ganglion Tumor Manifesting as Insidious Peripheral Facial Nerve Palsy
Received: 07-May-2018 / Accepted Date: 14-May-2018 / Published Date: 21-May-2018
A 20-year-old woman presented with a 9-month history of slowly progressive right peripheral facial nerve palsy. Clinical assessment showed Grade II House-Brackmann right facial nerve palsy . Otoscopy and laboratory examination were normal. History of traumatic brain injury was negative. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed a T1 hypointense, T2 hyperintense and paramagnetic agent enhancement lesion, measuring 1.1 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm, located on the geniculate ganglion topography of the of the right facial nerve (Figure 1). Therapeutic options were discussed with the patient and the wait and- scan strategy was instituted, since she had a near-normal facial nerve function . Attention to this clinical–radiologic correlation may help physicians make correct diagnoses.
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Citation: Fernandes EP, Brooks JBB, Prosdócimi FC, Oliveira RA, Silveira GL, et al. (2018) Geniculate Ganglion Tumor Manifesting as Insidious Peripheral Facial Nerve Palsy. Neurol Clin Therapeut J 2: 107.
Copyright: © 2018 Fernandes EP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the erms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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