Neurofibroma of infratemporal fossa
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Neurogenic tumours form a very small percentage of all neoplastic Unions of head and neck region. The histological classifications of benign neurogenic tumours of head and neck include neurofibroma, schwannoma and neuromas. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of neurofibroma involving right infratemporal fossa, pterygopalatine fossa, nasopharynx which was treated surgically through a transmandibular approach.
A benign tumour arising in this anatomical position requires a conservative surgical approach for cosmetic reasons, in this case access was provided by mandibular swing, after lateral mandibular osteotomy in front of the angle of mandible. This surgical procedure provided useful access to such a cryptic anatomical region whilst ensuring a satisfactory cosmetic result.
Key wordsNeurofibroma Infratemporal Fossa Neurogenic Tumors of Head and Neck
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