A case of a massive mandibular schwannoma

Shetty, Shishir Ram; Rao, Prasanna Kumar; Chatra, Laxmikanth; Shenai, Prashanth
January 2011
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Jan-Jun2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
Case Study
Schwannoma, a benign nerve sheath tumor is relatively rare in occurrence and even rarer in sites, such as jaw bones. There are only 45 reported cases of intraosseous schwannoma of the jaws reported in the literature. We report a rare case of mandibular schwannoma in a 50-year-old Indian male. The clinical features resembled that of a residual cyst, fibroosseous lesion or an odontogenic tumor/cyst. Radiological differential diagnoses of ameloblastoma or odontogenic keratocyst was made based on the findings of the orthopantomogram. The lesion was examined histopathologically and a final diagnosis of schwannoma arising from the inferior alveolar nerve was made. The aim of this report is to add information to the existing sparse literature on intraosseous schwannomas of the jaw.


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