J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  2002 Jan;29(1):55-58.

Neurilemmoma of the Masseteric Nerve in the Masseter Muscle: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. jwlpsdoc@netsgo.com

Abstract

A case is reported of neurilemmoma of the right masseteric nerve in the masseter muscle. We experienced a 34-years-old male patient who had neurilemmoma in the masseter muscle caused by chronic irritation. Special stain using S-100 immunoperoxidase was useful in establishing the diagnosis in this case. The most important aspect of this case is the anatomical site of the neurilemmoma; this tumor was originated from the masseteric nerve and is the first case reported in the masseter muscle. The patient underwent surgical excision of the tumor and no recurrence occured.

Keyword

Neurilemmoma; Masseter muscle

MeSH Terms

Diagnosis
Humans
Male
Masseter Muscle*
Neurilemmoma*
Recurrence
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