J Rhinol > Volume 22(1); 2015
Journal of Rhinology 2015;22(1):41-43.
Published online May 31, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2015.22.1.41   
A Case of Recurrent and Multiple Schwannomas in the Caudal Septum
Seul Gi Kwak, Choon Dong Kim, Yoon Jung Kim, Seung Woo Kim
1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. entzzang1020@hanmail.net
2Department of Pathology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
비중격 미부에 발생한 재발성 다발성 신경초종 1예
곽슬기, 김춘동, 김윤정, 김승우
중앙보훈병원 이비인후과,1 병리과2
Abstract
Schwannomas are benign neoplasms arising from the sheath of myelinated nerve fibers and may occur in any part of the body. They mostly occur in the head and neck region, accounting for about 25% to 45% of all cases. The eighth cranial nerve is the most common site of origin. About 4% of all head and neck schwannomas originate in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. The best treatment of schwannomas is surgical excision. Since it is an encapsulated tumor, difficultly is rarely encountered in its complete removal, and recurrence is unlikely. We present a unique and rare case of a 71-year-old man with a recurrent septal mass, finally diagnosed as a schwannoma, with a review of the literature.
Key Words: Schwannoma;Recurrence;Nasal septum




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