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An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists


 
CASE REPORT Table of Contents   
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 75-78
Intraoral solitary neurofibroma in an infant


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, U.P, India

Correspondence Address:
Anjali Narwal
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut - 250 002, U.P
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.44583

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Neurofibroma is a non-circumscribed, thick and irregular benign tumor of the peripheral nerve sheath. On the skin, the diffuse and soft nature of neurofibroma often resembles "a bag of worms". It can develop at any point along a nerve and often form by late adolescence. Although neurofibromas occur predominantly as a feature of neurofibromatosis affecting the soft tissue, a few cases of solitary intraoral neurofibromas have also been reported. Solitary intraosseous neurofibroma in the oral cavity is a rare benign tumor with very few cases reported in literature. This case report presents a case of intraosseous solitary neurofibroma of maxilla in a 5-month-old male child due to the rarity of this tumor at this site in very early age, along with a discussion of its clinical, radiological, and histopathological presentation.


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