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May 1972

Undiagnosed Intratemporal Facial Nerve Neurilemomas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Saito is currently at the University of Kyoto Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto. Japan, and Dr. Baxter is at Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(5):415-419. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080651004

A review of 600 temporal bones reveals five small neurilemomas of the facial nerve. Four had caused no symptoms and one had produced weakness of the orbicularis oculi. The location and appearance of the tumors suggest that they arose from the sensory component of the nerve.

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