Schwannoma of the eyelid: Apropos of two cases

Touzri, Raja Anane; Errais, Khalil; Zermani, Rachida; Benjilani, Sarra; Ouertani, Amel
September 2009
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2009, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p318
Academic Journal
Schwannoma, also referred to as neurilemmoma, is a benign tumor of peripheral nerve arising from Schwann cells that form the neural sheath. Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva. Isolated eyelid schwannoma is extremely uncommon. Up until now, only eight cases have been reported in literature. Herein, we report two cases of eyelid schwannoma.


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