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A Schwannoma of the Soft Palate in a Child: Histological and Immunohistochemical Features and Surgical Method

Author(s): Amin Rahpeyma | Amir Hosein Jafarian | Saeedeh Khajehahmadi | Javad Sarabadani

Journal: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
ISSN 2251-7251

Volume: 24;
Issue: 67;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Immunohistochemistry | Schwannoma | Soft palate | Surgical procedures

Introduction: Schwannoma, or neurilemmoma, is a benign neoplasm of Schwann cells that is extremely rare in the soft palate. Herein we present a case of a soft palate schwannoma presenting with an ulcerated surface and purplish colour in a 12 year-old girl. This report also introduces a successful surgical technique for coverage of the defect left by surgery.
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