Congenital peripheral facial palsy associated with cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst

Erman T., Demirhindi H., Gocer A. İ., Akgul E., Ildan F., Boyar B.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, vol.40, no.6, pp.297-300, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000083743
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-300
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Objects: A rare case of cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst leading to congenital peripheral facial palsy was presented. Clinical Presentation: A 1-year-old girl presented with peripheral facial paralysis since birth. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed left cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst causing moderate displacement of the brain stem. Intervention: Retrosigmoid suboccipital craniotomy was performed and microsurgical resection of the cyst wall and fenestration of the cyst to the basal cisterns were achieved. Conclusions: Cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst should be considered as a potential cause of congenital peripheral facial palsy. Copyright (C) 2004 S. Karger AG, Basel.