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Am J Otolaryngol. 2010 Mar-Apr;31(2):139-40. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.11.009. Epub 2009 Mar 27.

Schwannoma of the hard palate.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA. lollark@health.missouri.edu

Abstract

Schwannomas are rare, benign neoplasms that can arise from any cranial, peripheral, or autonomic nerve that contains Schwann cells. Approximately 25% to 45% of all schwannomas occur in the head and neck. They occur most commonly in the eighth cranial nerve, but it has been reported that 20% to 58% arise in the oral cavity, with approximately 10% of these located on the hard palate. We report a case of schwannoma of the hard palate, present important pathologic considerations for diagnosis, and provide a review of the literature regarding extracranial schwannomas.

PMID:
20015725
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjoto.2008.11.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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