Schwannoma Presenting as a Recurrent Nasal Mass: A Case Report

Aruna Bhattacharya, Rama Saha, Jaydip Deb, Sudipan Mitra


Schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising from schwann cells. Schwannoma commonly occurs in the head and neck region but nasal schwannoma is extremely rare. Very few cases were reported till date. Sinonasal schwannoma has been postulated to be arising from branches of trigeminal nerve, and autonomic nerve. Nasal schwannoma usually presents as progressive nasal obstruction, anosmia, headache and in long standing cases it may cause nasal deformity, proptosis etc. Recurrence after total excision is quite unusual phenomenon. We report a case of an 18 year old female with schwannoma, presenting as a recurrent solitary mass from the nasal cavity recurring after nine years at the same site, with an emphasis on clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, imaging and treatment of this rarely found lesion.



Neurilemmoma; Neurinoma; Neuroectodermal Tumors; Nerve Sheath Neoplasms; Schwann Cells; Schwannoma;

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