Title:
Schwannoma of the nasal septum presenting as a multicentric neuronal tumour
Authors:
H. Yokoi , S. Tsutsumi and N. Kohno
Institutions:
Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Dept. of Otolaryngology, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, Chiba, Japan
Keywords:
Schwannoma; nasal septum; multicentric neuronal tumour
Pages:
141 - 145
Abstract:
Schwannoma of the nasal septum presenting as a multicentric neuronal tumour. Problem: Schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are benign primary tumours that arise from Schwann cells. Schwannomas arising from the nasal septum are exceptionally rare. Here, we report a unique case of schwannoma of the nasal septum presenting as a multicentric neuronal tumour. Results: A 40-year old male sustained intermittent left tinnitus. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed masses near the nasal septum and upper cervical cord in addition to a tumour in the left cerebellopontine (CP) angle. The tumour in the nasal septum was completely resected by endoscopic endonasal surgery and diagnosed as a typical schwannoma. The CP angle tumour was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery, while the asymptomatic cord lesion showed no significant growth and remains under observation. Conclusion:Endoscopic endonasal surgery is useful for the resection of schwannomas of the nasal septum. Schwannomas of the nasal septum may present as multiple neuronal tumours.
Issue:
Vol. 11, 2015, 2nd trimester


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Schwannoma of the nasal septum presenting as a multicentric neuronal tumour