Trigeminal schwannoma of the sphenoid sinus—report of a rare entity

Sudheer Kumar Gundamaneni, Manish Singh, Venkatesh Shankar Madhugiri, Roopesh Kumar Vadivel Rathakrishnan, Gopalakrishnan Madhavan Sasidharan
British Journal of Neurosurgery 2014, 28 (2): 281-3
Schwannomas are common slow growing benign tumors. About 25-45% of all schwannomas arise in the head and neck region. Less than 4% of these tumors are found in sinonasal regions and usually affect nasal ethmoid. There are very few case reports of a schwannoma arising from the sphenoid sinus. We report a case of sphenoid sinus schwannoma treated by microscopic decompression and review the relevant literature.

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