A Schwannoma of the Soft Palate in a Child: Histological and Immunohistochemical Features and Surgical Method

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases Research Center, Faculty of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of pathology, Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of oral and maxillofacial pathology, Dental Research Center, Faculty of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Oral and Maxillofacial Disease Research Center, Faculty of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Introduction:
Schwannoma, or neurilemmoma, is a benign neoplasm of Schwann cells that is extremely rare in the soft palate. Herein we present a case of a soft palate schwannoma presenting with an ulcerated surface and purplish colour in a 12 year-old girl. This report also introduces a successful surgical technique for coverage of the defect left by surgery.

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