Only one other report exists describing stereotactic irradiation specifically for the treatment of a facial schwannoma.
The authors are only aware of one other case report of stereotactic irradiation used for the treatment of facial schwannoma.
Facial schwannomas are very slow growing and are often diagnosed in patients with normal facial nerve function.
Although facial palsy is the most common clinical symptom of a facial schwannoma
, some patients do not experience facial paralysis.
Glomus tympanicum is classically seen along the cochlear promontory and facial schwannomas will occur along the course of the facial nerve.
Facial schwannomas may extend onto the labyrinthine portion of the facial nerve and demonstrate associated enhancement and enlargement of the facial canal (Figure 13B).