Schwannoma of infratemporal fossa in a young child
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Schwannomas in children are rare. A nine-year-old boy presented with swelling right side of face and proptosis for 4 months. CT scan showed a heterogenous mass in the right infratemporal fossa and extending to the posterior ethmoid. There was erosion of the bony walls of the infratemporal fossa. A biopsy through the sublabial approach was reported as schwannoma. The tumour was approached by Weber-Ferguson approach and excised in toto with complete relief of symptoms.
Key wordsSchwannoma Infratemporal fossa Neurinoma Neurilemmoma
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