research

Schwannoma of the Nasal Septum: A Case Report

Abstract

Schwannoma is a neurogenic tumor arising from the sheath of myelinated nerves. Only 4% of schwannomas located in the head and neck region involve the sinonasal tract, and those arising from the nasal septum are exceedingly rare. We report a case of a 55-year-old male who presented with only right nasal obstruction. Computerized tomography and clinical examination suggested a benign tumor before the tumor was completely removed by transnasal endoscopic surgery. When encountering a mass in the nasal cavity, schwannoma should be borne in mind in the differential diagnosis. We discuss the clinical presentation, histologic features, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic options for such a rare lesion

Similar works

Full text

thumbnail-image

Elsevier - Publisher Connector

Provided a free PDF
Last time updated on 4/28/2017View original full text link

This paper was published in Elsevier - Publisher Connector .

Having an issue?

Is data on this page outdated, violates copyrights or anything else? Report the problem now and we will take corresponding actions after reviewing your request.