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Facial nerve paralysis occurring 4 days following stereotactic radiosurgery for a vestibular schwannoma

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, California, USA
2 Department of Neurosurgery; Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford University, California, USA
3 Stanford Cancer Institute; Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Kevin Kwong-Hon Chow,
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, 300 Pasteur Drive, R200/MC: 5327, Stanford, CA 94305
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ajns.AJNS_53_17

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is commonly used for the treatment of vestibular schwannomas given its high rate of tumor control and low rate of complications. Facial nerve palsy has been reported several months after treatment as a rare late complication of SRS. Here, we report a case of facial weakness occurring only 4 days after treatment and discuss potential etiology and management considerations.

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