Baranović, Marijan and Macan, Darko and Begović, Elvis Anđelko and Lukšić, Ivica and Brajdić, Davor and Manojlović, Spomenka (2006) Schwannoma with secondary erosion of mandible: case report with a review of the literature. Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology, 35 (6). pp. 456-60. ISSN 0250-832X
Schwannoma (neurilemmoma) is a common, histologically distinctive, benign, usually encapsulated, peripheral nerve tumour of Schwann cell origin. We report a case of schwannoma arising from soft tissue near the mandible. A 53-year-old female presented at our department with painless swelling of lingual mucosa of the mandible. The first molar was extracted 20 months before. Panoramic radiograph showed a suspected residual cyst. It was impossible to determine prior to surgery whether this was a peripheral nerve sheath tumour. The lesion was completely removed; the tumour appears to have originated in soft tissue and caused secondary erosion of the mandible.
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