The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 108–111 | Cite as

Schwannoma of infratemporal fossa in a young child

  • A. K. Gupta
  • Ishwar Singh
  • S. B. S. Mann
  • A. K. Banerjee
Clinical Briefs


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 words

Schwannoma Infratemporal fossa Neurinoma Neurilemmoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Ishwar Singh
    • 1
  • S. B. S. Mann
    • 1
  • A. K. Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh
  2. 2.Department of PathologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh

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