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Solitary neurofibroma of the temporal bone.
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PMID:  21119477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neurofibroma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that can be occasionally found in the head and neck region as multiple lesions associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) or as a solitary tumor. The real frequency of isolated neurofibromas not associated with NF is uncertain, and lesions in the temporal region are extremely rare. The aim of the current article was to report an unusual case of solitary neurofibroma localized in the temporal and infratemporal regions with 10 years of evolution in a female patient without any other manifestation or familiar history of NF-1. The patient underwent surgical treatment for complete excision of the lesion, and the 2-year follow-up revealed no signs of recurrence.
Authors:
Hélder Antônio Rebelo Pontes; Flávia Sirotheau Corrêa Pontes; Bruno Thiago Cruz E Silva; Felipe Paiva Fonseca; José Thiers Carneiro; Helena Borges Paiva; Décio Dos Santos Pinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1984-7     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
From the *João de Barros Barreto University Hospital, Federal University of Pará, Pará; and †Department of Stomatology (Oral Pathology), Dental School, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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