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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 29(5); 1986 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1986;29(5): 692-5.
A Case of Neurilemmoma of the Nasopharynx
Hyun Jeong Kim, MD, Su Cheol Kim, MD, Jun Young Ko, MD, and Hong Kyun Yoo, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Korea
비인강에 발생한 신경초종의 1예
김현정 · 김수철 · 고준영 · 유홍균
고려대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실

The neurilemmoma is a specific tumor derived from nerve sheath, first described by Verocay in 1908. They may occur at any nerve possessing a neurilemma. The 25% of total cases occur in the head and neck area. Acoustic neurilemmoma is the most frequently reported and there are several reports of neurilemmoma originating from tongue, pharynx and larynx. However, the neurilmmoma arising in the nasal cavity is extremely rare. The authors have recently experienced a case of neurilemmoma in the nasopharynx which removed by transpalatine approach under general anesthesia and verified histologically neurilemmoma.

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