It is important to remember that facial nerve tumours are extremely rare; they can be mistaken for tumours that grow on the acoustic nerve called vestibular schwannomas. The most common types of tumours or growths forming on the facial nerve are schwannomas and haemangiomas.
» A facial nerve schwannoma is a growth made of schwann cells which form part of the insulating sheath around the nerve.
» A facial nerve haemangioma is a growth made of blood vessels.
Facial nerve tumours are almost always benign, which means they are not cancerous; however they can still cause problems.
There are also other types of tumours of face like neurofibroma, osteomas, odontogenic tumors and many others. Our surgeons are trained to handle each of this.