Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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Journal of Craniofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181a28a19
Clinical Notes

Giant Hemifacial Plexiform Neurofibroma Arising From Trigeminal Ganglion

Greig, Aina V. H. MA, PhD, FRCS, FRCS(Plast); Kirkpatrick, Niall A. BDS, MBBS, MD, FRCS, FRCS(Plast); Joshi, Naresh DO, FRCOphth; Kelly, Martin MD, FRCS, FRCS(Plast); Waterhouse, Norman FRCS, FRCS(Plast)

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We present a case of a massive hemifacial plexiform neurofibroma. The tumor arose from the right trigeminal ganglion in the middle cranial fossa, involving the 3 divisions of the trigeminal nerve. This affected the whole right side of the face. The principles of management are discussed.

© 2009 Mutaz B. Habal, MD

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