Title

Pediatric palate schwannoma

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra

Abstract

We present a case of a pediatric patient with a schwannoma of the palate. An 11-year-old girl presented with a one-year history of a slowly enlarging right palate mass, which was otherwise asymptomatic. An MRI showed a well-marginated legion with prominent enhancement and possible calcifications. She underwent a wide local excision, and pathologic analysis characterized the lesion as a schwannoma. The defect was reconstructed using a pre-fashioned obturator and allowed to heal by secondary intention. Palatal schwannomas are rare, especially in the pediatric population. At most recent follow up the surgical site is well healed with no evidence of recurrence.

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

3

Pages

122-124

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

Additional Departments

Pediatrics

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedex.2014.05.002