Original ArticlesSchwannoma of Cranial Motor Nerves: Report of 2 Cases and Literature ReviewNayil, Khursheed MS, MCh*; Ramzan, Altaf MS, MCh*; Kanth, Basharat MS*; Makhdoomi, Rumana MD†; Wani, Abrar MS, MCh*; Dhar, Anil MS, MCh*Author Information Departments of *Neurosurgery †Pathology, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Khursheed Nayil, MD, MCh, Department of Neurosurgery, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, 190 011, India (e-mail: [email protected]). Neurosurgery Quarterly: August 2011 - Volume 21 - Issue 3 - p 231-234 doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0b013e318218d9b5 Buy Metrics Abstract Schwannomas constitute less than 10% of all intracranial tumors. These usually arise from sensory cranial nerves. Vestibular schwannoma is the most common intracranial schwannoma and schwannomas from oculomotor and abducent nerves are rare. We report 2 cases of intracranial schwannomas arising from the third and sixth cranial nerves. Schwannomas from motor cranial nerves should be strongly suspected if patients present with isolated cranial nerve deficits and imaging reveals tumor localization along the course of the suspected nerves. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.