Subdural hematoma. A rare complication after rerouting of facial nerve at the vestibular schwannoma surgery

Basut O., Charabi S., Tos M., Thomsen J.

3rd International Conference on Acoustic Neurinoma and Other CPA Tumors, Rome, Italy, 12 - 17 June 1999, pp.967-971 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.967-971
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Subdural hematoma is a rare complication subsequent to rerouting of the facialis nerve, injured during removal of a vestibular schwannoma via the translabyrinthine approach. In the current paper we present a cure of a 42 years old female with a CT verified vestibular schwannoma with a maximum extrameatal diameter of 3 cm. The nerve was cut during tumor removal and it was rerouted to the petrosal nerve. 6 days after surgery the patient developed increasing headache and ataxia. Acute CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma. The case is presented and discussed.