1987 Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 2259-2264
Neurilemmoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor arising from the Schwann cells. Most of these tumors arise in the head and neck region but rarely in the mandible. We present a case of central neurilemmoma of the mandible.
A 36 year-old woman referred to us on July 30, 1984 complained of paresthesia the right lateral border of tongue and right side of lower lip. The clinical diagnosis was suspected kerato cyst. Biopsy specimen was taken and diagnosed neurilemmoma showing mixed type of Antoni A and B. Removal of this tumor was performed under general anesthesia on Nov. 9, 1984.
In a review of literature from 1959 to 1986, we were able to find 16 cases of central neurilemmoma of the mandible.