Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2019 Jul;62(7):409-412. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2018.00479.

A Case of Schwannoma Originated from the Posterior Nasal Septum

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. ent-cho@nate.com

Abstract

Schwannomas are slow-growing, benign neurogenic tumors arising from the sheath of myelinated nerve fibers. They usually occur in the head and neck region. Only 4% of schwannomas found in the head and neck region originate in the sinonasal tract. Schwannoma of the nasal septum is rarer, and only few cases have been previously reported in the literature. We experienced a rare case of the schwannoma of the posterior nasal septum in a 71-year-old woman. She was treated successfully by transnasal endoscopic surgery. No recurrence was detected within 18 months follow-up period.

Keyword

Nasal septum; Nose neoplasm; Schwannoma

MeSH Terms

Aged
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Head
Humans
Nasal Septum*
Neck
Nerve Fibers, Myelinated
Neurilemmoma*
Nose Neoplasms
Recurrence
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