Recurrent facial neuromas

Jeffrey T. Vrabec, Faustino Guinto, Haring J. Nauta

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Objective: The study aimed to present clinical, radiographic, and operative findings in cases of recurrent facial neuromas and discuss changes in demographics of primary facial neuromas since 1986. Data Sources: MEDLINE search of English language literature since 1966 and bibliographies of collected articles were the data sources. Study Selection: All available reports of recurrent facial neuromas (N = 8) and case reports of primary facial neuromas since 1986 (N = 238) were selected. Data Extraction: Cases of facial neuromas confirmed by histologic and/or clinical and radiographic criteria are included. Data Synthesis: Compilation of reported anatomic and clinical data is included. Conclusions: Improved imaging techniques have documented an increased incidence of primary facial neuromas medial to the geniculate ganglion. Clinical suspicion, histologic confirmation of tumor- free margins, interspecialty cooperation in tumor resection, and routine follow-up imaging with magnetic resonance imaging are suggested to minimize recurrent facial neuromas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Otology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998


  • Facial nerve tumor
  • Facial paralysis
  • Infratemporal tumor
  • Neuroma
  • Schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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