TITLE

Schwannoma of the eyelid: Apropos of two cases

AUTHOR(S)
Touzri, Raja Anane; Errais, Khalil; Zermani, Rachida; Benjilani, Sarra; Ouertani, Amel
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2009, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p318
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
43247873

 

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