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Neurofibroma of the Lingual Nerve: A Case Report

Authors
Journal
The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
1607-551X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1607-551x(09)70339-0
Keywords
  • Lingual Nerve
  • Neurofibroma
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

A neurofibroma of the lingual nerve is a rare clinical finding, the most common lesion site of a lingual neurofibroma being the tongue. In most situations, it is difficult to determine the precise nerve origins. Herein, we report a case of lingual nerve neurofibroma that presented as a submandibular mass, mimicking a submandibular gland tumor or solitary lymphadenopathy. Complete surgical excision of such a lesion for histopathologic examination provides a better treatment and final diagnosis. For a patient presenting with neurofibromatosis and a submandibular mass, a neurofibroma of nerve origin should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

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