Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2019 Mar;62(3):188-191. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2017.00633.

A Case of Schwannoma of the Chorda Tympani Nerve

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. dau_su@naver.com

Abstract

Schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of schwann cells. Most schwannoma arising in the middle ear are facial nerve schwannoma. In very rare occasions, schwannoma of the middle ear can arise from chorda tympani nerve. Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common symptoms of patients with schwannoma of chorda tympani nerve and it can be treated by surgical excision. Recently, we treated a male patient with schwannoma of the chorda tympani nerve. This is the first case of schwannoma of the chorda tympani nerve reported in Korea. Herein, we present the case in detail with a review of the related literature.

Keyword

Chorda tympani nerve; Middle ear; Schwannoma

MeSH Terms

Chorda Tympani Nerve*
Ear, Middle
Facial Nerve
Hearing Loss
Humans
Korea
Male
Neurilemmoma*
Schwann Cells
Tinnitus
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