Neuromuscular hamartoma of the trigeminal nerve in an adult - Comment

Tobias S., Kim C., SADE B., Staugaitis S., Lee J.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.148, no.1, pp.83-87, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00701-005-0642-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-87
  • Keywords: Benign triton tumor, hamartoma, neuromuscular choristoma, schwannoma, trigeminal nerve, BENIGN TRITON TUMOR, ACOUSTIC NERVE, SCIATIC-NERVE, CHORISTOMA, RHABDOMYOMA, CHILD
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


A 36-year-old female presented with a long-standing history of headache. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enhancing lesion occupying the right Meckel's cave, enlarging the trigeminal ganglion and extending through the foramen ovale into the infratemporal fossa. A right frontotemporal extradural approach to the cavernous sinus was performed and a firm, pinkish lesion intermingled with nerve fibers enlarging the trigeminal ganglion and V3 branch was identified. Frozen section was suggestive of a neuromuscular hamartoma. The lesion was sub-totally resected to avoid injury to the motor branch.