Schwannoma (Neurilemmona) of Facial Nerve (Upper Buccal Branch)

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Nadim Khan
Omar Ali Khan


Schawannoma is benign tumour of nerve sheath. Embryologically neural crest differntiate into schawann cells and neurofibroma. Nerve tumours are forming only about 1 percent of all head and neck tumours. Schawannoma constitute 8 percent of all intracranial tumours. They are almost twice as common infemale. They occur in the middle decade of life. If associated with von recklinghausen neurofibromatosis they may be multiple. 

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Khan N, Khan OA. Schwannoma (Neurilemmona) of Facial Nerve (Upper Buccal Branch). J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 21 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];15(2). Available from:
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