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, cilt.40, ss.297-300, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000083743
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.297-300


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.