Pediatric intracranial lower cranial nerve schwannoma unassociated with neurofibromatosis type 2: case report and review of the literature.

Affiliation

Division of Neurosurgery, National Center for Child Health and Development, Okura 2-10-1, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-8535, Japan. [Email]

Abstract

Pediatric schwannomas are rare, and most of them are associated with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and usually located in the vestibular nerve. Herein, we present the first pediatric case of intracranial schwannoma derived from the IX/X nerve complex unrelated to NF2.

Keywords

Lower cranial nerves,Neurofibromatosis type 2,Pediatric intracranial schwannoma,