International Journal of Neurooncology

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

A rare cerebellopontine angle neurothekeoma

Kartik Manoj Multani1, Anandh Balasubramaniam1, M Sharath Kumar1, Pooja Chavali2 
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
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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.

How to cite this article:
Multani KM, Balasubramaniam A, Kumar M S, Chavali P. A rare cerebellopontine angle neurothekeoma.Int J Neurooncol 2018;1:53-55

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Multani KM, Balasubramaniam A, Kumar M S, Chavali P. A rare cerebellopontine angle neurothekeoma. Int J Neurooncol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];1:53-55
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