Background: Cavernous malformations generally occur in brain parenchyma but rarely these lesions arise from cranial nerves (CNs). Case Description: This paper described a case of a woman presented with III CN dysfunction due to the presence of a right III CN cavernoma. Surgical treatment with nerve sparing gross total resection was performed. A 3-month follow-up was documented. Conclusion: Only few cases of CNs cavernomas have been described in the literature. These lesions have been described to show a more aggressive behavior compared to intraparenchymal cavernomas, especially in symptomatic patients. Differential diagnosis and surgical treatment could be challenging, especially trying to preserve nerve integrity and function.

III cranial nerve cavernous malformation: A case report and review of the literature

Di Perna G.
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Cofano F.;Altieri R.;Baldassarre B. M.;Bertero L.;Zenga F.;Garbossa D.
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2020

Abstract

Background: Cavernous malformations generally occur in brain parenchyma but rarely these lesions arise from cranial nerves (CNs). Case Description: This paper described a case of a woman presented with III CN dysfunction due to the presence of a right III CN cavernoma. Surgical treatment with nerve sparing gross total resection was performed. A 3-month follow-up was documented. Conclusion: Only few cases of CNs cavernomas have been described in the literature. These lesions have been described to show a more aggressive behavior compared to intraparenchymal cavernomas, especially in symptomatic patients. Differential diagnosis and surgical treatment could be challenging, especially trying to preserve nerve integrity and function.
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Cavernoma; Cranial nerve; Gross total resection; Nerve sparing; Third nerve palsy
Di Perna G.; Cofano F.; Altieri R.; Baldassarre B.M.; Bertero L.; Zenga F.; Garbossa D.
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