Solitary neurofibroma of the gingiva

Dayal, Prakriti and Ahmed, Junaid and Ongole, Ravikiran and Boaz, Karen (2014) Solitary neurofibroma of the gingiva. Saudi Medical Journal, 35 (6). pp. 607-611.

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Neurofibroma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor, usually found in association with Von Recklinghausen's disease of the skin. The solitary variant commonly occurs in the head and neck region, mostly affecting young adults. They are characteristically slow-growing masses, often asymptomatic and have been found most commonly in the tongue and buccal mucosa. A recent literature review highlighting incidences in various other locations has been tabulated here. We also report a case of a solitary neurofibroma of the gingiva in a 72-year-old male of 15 years duration. Histopathology revealed a fibromyxoidstroma with sinuous nerve bundles with buckled nuclei.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neurofibroma, Oral, Nerve sheath tumors
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 07:31
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 07:31

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