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Intrapharyngeal schwannoma in a pediatric patient

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June 12, 2013
by Nader Nassif, MD; Mariaelisabetta Cottelli, MD; Davide Farina, MD; and Marco Berlucchi, MD

Abstract

Schwannomas are benign peripheral nerve neoplasms that arise from Schwann cells. They usually occur in the adult population. The most common site in the head and neck region is the parapharyngeal space. Intrapharyngeal schwannomas are extremely rare, and those that have been reported all occurred in adults. We report what to the best of our knowledge is the first case of an intrapharyngeal schwannoma in a pediatric patient. The patient, a 15-year-old boy, was treated successfully with surgical excision.

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