CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2024; 19(02): 338-341
DOI: 10.1055/s-0044-1787533
Case Report

Cavernous Sinus Meningioma of the Oculomotor Nerve in a Child: A Surgical Case Study

Gakuji Maruyama
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
Tetsuro Sameshima
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
Takashi Tsuchida
2   Department of Pathology, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan
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Funding None.


Pediatric cavernous sinus meningiomas are rare. Herein, we present the case of a 5-year-old boy who presented with progressive left oculomotor nerve palsy. A head magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass lesion in the left cavernous sinus, following which tumor resection was performed. The tumor strongly adhered to the left oculomotor nerve without adherence to the walls of the cavernous sinus; however, its border with the nerve was unclear. Histopathological analysis led to the diagnosis of fibrous meningioma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case study to report the pediatric development of a cavernous sinus meningioma in the oculomotor nerve.

Authors' Contributions

G.M. drafted the original article. T.S. critically revised the article and a surgeon for this case. T.T. acquired the clinical data. K.K. supervised drafting the article. All authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

Patients' Consent

Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report and accompanying images.

Publication History

Article published online:
05 June 2024

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