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Neurilemmoma presenting as a midline nasal mass in a pediatric patient

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May 1, 2010
by Gary D. Josephson, MD, Sapna A. Patel, MD, Laurie Duckworth, PhD, Melissa Kress, DO, and Jeffrey Goldstein, MD


We report a case of a neurilemmoma presenting as a midline nasal mass in a 13-year-old girl. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a nasal neurilemmoma in a pediatric patient. Although this neoplasm is benign in nature, surgical resection is warranted to prevent recurrence, and it is the sole means of treatment. The overall prognosis is excellent, as was the case for our patient. We discuss the diagnosis and management of neurilemmomas and urge physicians not to exclude nasal neurilemmoma from the differential diagnosis in a pediatric patient who presents with a nasal mass.

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