Schwannoma of the nasal septum: a case report

Ling-Feng Wang, Chih-Feng Tai, Chee-Yin Chai, Kuen-Yao Ho, Wen-Rei Kuo
Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences 2004, 20 (3): 142-5
Schwannoma is a neurogenic tumor arising from the sheath of myelinated nerves. Only 4% of schwannomas located in the head and neck region involve the sinonasal tract, and those arising from the nasal septum are exceedingly rare. We report a case of a 55-year-old male who presented with only right nasal obstruction. Computerized tomography and clinical examination suggested a benign tumor before the tumor was completely removed by transnasal endoscopic surgery. When encountering a mass in the nasal cavity, schwannoma should be borne in mind in the differential diagnosis. We discuss the clinical presentation, histologic features, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic options for such a rare lesion.


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