Space-occupying tumor of the temporal region with facial nerve palsy, vestibular dysfunction and hearing loss.
Summary of "Space-occupying tumor of the temporal region with facial nerve palsy, vestibular dysfunction and hearing loss."
A 73-year-old female patient complained of right-sided facial pain, progressive loss of hearing, giddiness when changing position, a pre-auricular swelling and lack of facial expression. Clinically there was a right-sided indolent and immovable swelling approximately 7 cm in size and an incomplete ipsilateral acute peripheral facial paralysis. Magnetic resonance tomography revealed a space-occupying lesion approximately 75 mm in diameter right temporal and multilocular metastases in the pelvis, spinal column, clavicle and skull. Histology showed this to be a well to moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with centers of positive immune response to GCDFP-24 (gross cystic disease fluid protein). The subsequent computed tomography of the thorax and mammography located the approximately 25 mm in size primary tumor in the left breast. After surgery and radiation therapy the TNM classification was a tubular adenocarcinoma of the left breast grade 2, T2N0M1 (OSS multiple osseous, BRA brain) stage IV.
Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Mönchebergstraße 41-43, 34125, Jena, Deutschland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21161145
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-009-2010-4
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Facial Nerve Diseases
Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.
The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and salivary glands, and convey afferent information for taste from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue and for touch from the external ear.
Facial Nerve Injuries
Traumatic injuries to the facial nerve. This may result in FACIAL PARALYSIS, decreased lacrimation and salivation, and loss of taste sensation in the anterior tongue. The nerve may regenerate and reform its original pattern of innervation, or regenerate aberrantly, resulting in inappropriate lacrimation in response to gustatory stimuli (e.g., "crocodile tears") and other syndromes.
An area occupying the most posterior aspect of the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. It is bounded laterally by the borders of the quadratus lumborum muscles and extends from the DIAPHRAGM to the brim of the true PELVIS, where it continues as the pelvic extraperitoneal space.
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