CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Neurol Surg Rep 2018; 79(02): e63-e64
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1661005
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Solitary Infiltrating Meningioma of the Trochlear Nerve: Case Report

Anita P. Bhansali
1  Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
,
Melissa M. Stamates
1  Section of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
,
John M. Lee
2  Department of Pathology and Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois, United States
,
Ricky H. Wong
2  Department of Pathology and Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois, United States
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Publication History

16 April 2017

30 November 2017

Publication Date:
25 June 2018 (online)

Abstract

We report the case of a solitary meningioma infiltrating the trochlear nerve, the first in a patient without a neurocutaneous disorder or cavernous sinus involvement. The patient presented with diplopia was found to have a focal enhancing mass encompassing the trochlear nerve. Following surgical resection, pathological examination showed meningioma infiltrating the nerve itself, demonstrated on the included pathology images. A review of the literature and discussion of meningiomas infiltrating cranial nerves are included.