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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Feb;42(1):60-64. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5125/jkaoms.2016.42.1.60
Shim SK , Myoung H .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. myoungh@snu.ac.kr
Abstract

Neurilemmomas are well-encapsulated, benign, slow-growing tumors originating from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath surrounding cranial, peripheral, or autonomic nerves. Intraoral neurilemmomas are relatively rare and have a wide variety of morphologic and radiologic features. This makes differential diagnosis difficult, and only histopathological features can lead to a definitive neurilemmoma diagnosis. In this report, we present the case of a 30-year-old woman whose chief complaint was a solitary, nodular mass on the right floor of the mouth. After computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, we performed an incisional biopsy that showed the typical characteristics of a neurilemmoma. The mass was removed completely through an intraoral surgical approach. Despite losing a portion of the lingual nerve, the patient did not complain of any specific discomfort. Wound healing was uneventful and there were no signs or symptoms of recurrence.

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