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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 695-698
Surgical management of recurrent neurofibroma of infratemporal region: A case report with 20-year follow-up


Director & Consultant, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. S M Balaji
Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, 30, KB Dasan Road, Teynampet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_674_17

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Head-and-neck region is one of the common locations for neurogenic tumors such as neurofibroma. Neurofibromas are usually found in individuals with neurofibromatosis, which is an autosomal dominant disease. Although mostly associated with neurofibromatosis, solitary forms have also been reported. Solitary neurofibromas are rare tumors and widely described in the literature as benign. Mostly, these solitary tumors tend to occur in the gastrointestinal system. Neurofibromas of the head and neck are not uncommon, but rarely been reported to occur in the infratemporal region. We report a very rare case of recurrent solitary neurofibroma originating from the infratemporal region. Complete excision of the primary tumor was done before 20 years. Tumor arising in this anatomical location requires a conservative surgical approach for cosmetic reason.


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