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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 91-96
Rare occurrence of intraosseous schwannoma in a young child, its review and its pathogenesis


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, I.T.S CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, India

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Ajay Kumar Bansal
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, I.T.S CDSR, Muradnagar, Ghaziabad 201 206
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.92981

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Schwannoma is a benign, encapsulated, perineural tumor that arises from the Schwann cells. Approximately 25% of the reported cases originate from the head and neck region. Of these, approximately 1-12% occurs intraorally. The intrabony lesion accounts for less than 1% of the central neoplasms. We report a rare case of intraosseous schwannoma in an 8-year-old male patient characteristically originating from the mental nerve. Radiographic examination followed by histopathological evaluation was further confirmed by immunohistochemical markers, S-100 protein, and GFAP that stained intensely positive for the tumor. Thus, confirming the diagnosis of intraosseous schwannoma.


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