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CASE REPORT

Pediatric Infraorbital Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Clinical Entity

GA Raviraj, Thomas Rony, GA Dhanraj, Vishal US Rao

Citation Information : Raviraj G, Rony T, Dhanraj G, Rao VU. Pediatric Infraorbital Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Clinical Entity. Int J Head Neck Surg 2011; 2 (1):73-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1054

Published Online: 00-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

This report elaborates a rare case of infraorbital nerve Schwannoma in an 8-year-old boy who presented with the recurrent progressively increasing swelling over the right cheek following initial treatment. The mass was excised surgically via a facial approach. Infraorbital nerve sheath tumors occurring in the pediatric age are rare and can be often mistaken for infectious causes in this age group. Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment in these tumors. Early diagnosis and prompt surgical treatment can serve to minimize the treatment related morbidity arising from multiple interventions while avoiding undue apprehension. Pediatric infraorbital schwannomas, although a rare entity, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of long standing pediatric facial swellings.


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