Clinical Neuroscience

Surgical experience with trigeminal neuriomas

JURAJ Steno1, IVAN Bizik1, VIKTOR Matejcik1, JOZEF Surkala1, VIT'AZOSLAV Belan1

MAY 20, 1994

Clinical Neuroscience - 1994;47(05-06)

Trigeminal neurinomas usually arise from the sensory root centrally to the ganglion, occasionally from the Gasserian ganglion itself, or even from its peripheral branches. According to the site of primary growth of the tumor it can be located predominantely in posterior, or in middle cranial fossa. Dumbbell shape tumors located in both cranial fossae usually require combined supra and infratentorial surgical approaches. During the period of the years 1990-1993 we met three patients with trigeminal neurinomas.

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