Mixed cranial nerve neuroma revealing itself as baroreflex failure

Luigina Guasti, Cinzia Simoni, Carlo Scamoni, Simona Sarzi Braga, Chiara Crespi, Mariagrazia Cimpanelli, Giovanni Gaudio, Roberto Pedretti, Luca T. Mainardi, Anna M. Grandi, Giustino Tomei, Achille Venco

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We report here the first case of baroreflex failure due to a mixed cranial nerve neuroma in which the clinical manifestations (recurrent severe hypertensive crisis, hypotension) due to baroreflex arc impairment preceded the clinical diagnosis of brain tumour and neurosurgery by a few months. Given the clinical suspicion of baroreflex failure, even in the absence of iatrogenic clues, we propose that the patient's study should include neuroradiologic evaluation of the ponto-cerebellar angulus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalAutonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2006


  • Baroreflex failure
  • Cranial nerve neuroma
  • Hypertensive crisis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems


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