Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor arising from the trigeminal nerve in an adult

Fang Yu, Florence Chiang, Carlos Bazan

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A 30-year-old male presented with left facial pain and numbness. Initial MRI demonstrated an enhancing mass involving the left trigeminal nerve. Follow-up imaging showed interval growth with erosion of the sphenoid body. Surgical resection was performed and immunohistochemistry staining was consistent with an atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. Awareness of this entity and its imaging features such as diffusion restriction, intratumoral hemorrhage, and bony destruction, can help guide confirmatory diagnostic testing and appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-449
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2016


  • Brain tumor
  • Cranial nerve involvement
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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