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Dumb-bell neurinoma of the hypoglossal nerve
  1. A. D. Bartal,
  2. M. M. Djaldetti,
  3. E. M. Mandel,
  4. M. A. Lerner
  1. Department of Surgical Neurology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Hasharon Hospital, Kupat Holim, Petah Tiqva Municipality, Israel
  2. Department of Internal Medicine `B', Hasharon Hospital, Kupat Holim, Petah Tiqva Municipality, Israel
  3. Department of Radiology, Hasharon Hospital, Kupat Holim, Petah Tiqva Municipality, Israel
  4. Tel-Aviv University Medical School, Israel

    Abstract

    A unique case of dumb-bell neurinoma of the hypoglossal nerve is presented. The importance of hemiatrophy of the tongue is stressed for early diagnosis of the lesion. The myelocisternogram is the single most important contrast study confirming the intracranial extension of the tumour. Total dissection of the tumour capsule may not be feasible in all cases.

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    • 1 This work was supported by a research grant from the Rofei Holim Foundation, New York, to the Judith Herman (Leibovits) Neurosurgical Brain Cancer Research Unit.

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