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In our patient, the broad-based osteoma was adherent to the sigmoid sinus, fallopian canal, and stylomastoid foramen.
At birth, the anatomy of the facial nerve approximates that of the adult with the exception of the nerve's exit through the superficially located stylomastoid foramen.
Facial nerve schwannomas have a predilection for the area of the geniculate ganglion, although they can occur at any point along the nerve between its origin in the pons and its exit in the stylomastoid foramen and parotid segment.