Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Intraosseous Schwannoma (Neurilemmoma): An Unusual Anterior Maxillary Swelling: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Neurilemmoma, also known as schwannoma, are benign tumors of the nerve sheath arising from proliferation of perineural schwann cells. Approximately 25% to 45% of the schwannoma are seen in the head and neck region and are found rarely (1-12%) in the oral cavity. Intraoral schwannoma are relatively uncommon and intraosseous ones are even rarer. The intraosseous lesions account for less than one percent of the central neoplasms. This case report presenting an interesting case of an intraosseous schwannoma unusually located in anterior maxilla of 58 years old female patient along with it review of literature.

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