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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

A rare cerebellopontine angle neurothekeoma

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India
2 Consultant Neuropathologist, Department of Pathology, Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Kartik Manoj Multani
Flat No. 114, Alliance Apartments, Behind Yashoda Hospital, SD Road, Secunderabad - 500 003, Telangana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJNO.IJNO_4_18

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Neurothekeomas are benign, predominantly cutaneous tumors originating from the nerve sheath seen mostly in the first three decades with predilection to female gender. This is the second case in world literature describing neurothekeoma in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). This patient was a 27-year-old female who presented to us with right-sided CPA neurothekeoma. Intraoperatively, the tumor showed no obvious attachments from the surrounding nerves, arachnoid, and brain tissue, and gross total resection was achieved. The tumor cells were strongly positive for S100 and focally for glial fibrillary acidic protein and were negative for epithelial membrane antigen, cytokeratin, and synaptophysin. More literature inputs along with long-term follow-up data are needed for this rare entity to form a uniform treatment protocol.

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