A rare cause of infant facial paralysis: atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour located in the cerebellopontine angle

Ozturk M., Sigirci A. , KARADAĞ SOYLU N.

SPRINGERPLUS, cilt.4, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (ATRT) is a rare malignant tumour of the central nervous system with embryonal roots. The majority are seen in early childhood and location is often in the posterior fossa. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used in treatment. Knowledge of the localisation of the mass preoperatively is necessary for direction of the chemoradiotherapy and sufficient resection in surgery. Differentiation from other brain tumours is important because of poor prognosis and differences in treatment. In this paper it was aimed to present the clinical and radiological findings of an ATRT located in the cerebellopontine angle, which occurred with facial paralysis.