Management of cystic facial neuromas

An alternative approach

Stephen J. Rodrigues*, Paul A. Fagan, Nigel D W Biggs

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    Abstract

    Objective: To describe the treatment of cystic facial neuroma with drainage and marsupialization as an alternative to tumor removal and facial nerve grafting. Study Design: Retrospective case review. Setting: Tertiary referral hospital. Patients: Two cases of cystic facial neuroma. Main Outcome Measures: Maintenance of facial nerve function at or better than preoperative function. Results: Both cases were managed with cyst drainage. Case 1 retained House-Brackmann Grade I facial nerve function. Case 2 retained Grade II function. Conclusion: Cyst drainage provides a useful alternative to tumor removal and nerve sacrifice in patients with predominantly cystic facial neuromas and serviceable facial function.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-185
    Number of pages3
    JournalOtology and Neurotology
    Volume25
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

    Keywords

    • Cyst drainage
    • Cystic facial neuroma
    • Nerve function

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