Schwannoma of the hard palate

Huseyin Isildak, Mehmet Yilmaz, Metin Ibrahimov, Mehmet Aslan, Emin Karaman, Ozgun Enver

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Abstract

About half of all neurogenic tumors are seen in the head and neck region. The types of neurogenic tumors must be distinguished. Schwannomas originate from Schwann cells of the neural sheath and are solitary, well-encapsulated, slow-growing adjacent to the parental nerve but extrinsic to the nerve fascicles.Approximately 25% to 45% of all schwannomas are seen in the head and neck region and are found rarely in the oral cavity. Most of the intraoral schwannomas are located in the tongue. Other less common locations are the buccal mucosa, palate, base of the mouth, gingiva, and lips.In this study, we report a rare case of schwannoma of the hard palate, which was excised intraorally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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