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Schwannoma of the nasal septum: a case report with review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11052256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schwannomas are neurogenic neoplasms rarely found in the sinonasal tract, where localization to the nasal septum is exceedingly rare (only 11 cases have been described in the western literature). We report the case of a 29-year-old white male with a schwannoma completely filling the left nasal fossa and arising from the bony part of the septum. A computer tomography (CT) scan and a biopsy suggestive of benign schwannoma were obtained before the lesion was removed by a degloving approach. The preoperative diagnosis of nasal septum schwannoma was confirmed. The patient is asymptomatic and without endoscopic evidence of recurrence 7 years after surgery. A review of the literature with particular emphasis on the clinical presentation, histological features, differential diagnosis and therapeutic options for such a rare lesion is included.
M Berlucchi; C Piazza; L Blanzuoli; G Battaglia; P Nicolai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  257     ISSN:  0937-4477     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-08     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9002937     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  402-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Brescia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Nasal Septum / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Neurilemmoma / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Nose Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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