Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
KOERBEL, Andrei et al. Posterior fossa gangliocytoma with facial nerve invasion: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2003, vol.61, n.2A, pp. 274-276. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2003000200022.
A 5 year-old boy with a cerebellar gangliocytoma with a peripheral right facial paresis and ataxia is presented. His MRI showed a heterogenous, diffuse lesion, isointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2-weigthed sequences, involving the right cerebellar hemisphere with direct extension into the right facial nerve. The present case is the first description of a gangliocytoma with direct facial nerve invasion, as demonstrated for the facial nerve paresis and supported by MRI and surgical inspection.
Keywords : gangliocytoma; facial paresis; facial nerve; CNS tumor.