A New Case of Endoscopic Resection of a Chorda Tympani Schwannoma.
Chorda tympani schwannoma is a very rare tumor, with only 12 reported cases in the English literature. There are few reports on the diagnosis of chorda tympani schwannoma, and it is easily misdiagnosed. At present, surgery is recognized as a treatment for chorda tympani schwannoma. We describe the clinical course of a patient presenting with a chorda tympani schwannoma treated with surgical resection using a transcanal endoscopic approach, and the results after this treatment were satisfactory. Therefore, we accordingly advocate the minimally invasive method of transcanal endoscopic resection to maximize intraoperative visualization and reduce postoperative morbidity for middle ear tumors.