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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 294-296
Intraosseous schwannoma of the mandible


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Al-Badar Dental College and Hospital, Gulbarga, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, K.L.E's V.K. Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-029X.99094

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Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are slow-growing, benign neoplasms derived from schwann cells, the sheath cells that cover myelinated nerve fibers. These tumors most commonly arise in the soft tissues of the head and neck, as well as on the flexor surfaces of the upper and lower extremities. Intraoral lesions are uncommon, however, and intraosseous schwannomas are even rarer. In the Mayo Clinic series of 11,087 primary bone tumors, 14 cases of intraosseous schwannoma were identified, accounting for less than 1% of these benign primary bone tumors. The most common site of occurrence is the mandible, a characteristic traditionally attributed to the long intraosseous path of the inferior alveolar nerve. In this article, we describe an additional case occurring in the mandible of a 15-year-old boy.


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